'Lady Gaga of tennis' steals spotlight (again)

Wednesday June 22nd, 2011

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is no stranger to bold fashion statements.

The self-proclaimed "Lady Gaga of tennis," who is seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time in her career at No. 31, grabbed eyeballs (and headlines) by commissioning one of the pop megastar's designers to create her flamboyant tennis-inspired gown for the pre-Wimbledon party.

And then, prior to Wednesday's second-round match against Japan's Misaki Doi, the 26-year-old American walked out to Court 14 wearing this jacket. (According to the AP's Caroline Cheese, Mattek-Sands needed to reassure the referee she wasn't going to wear it on court.)

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