U.S. tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands has long been known for her, um, original sartorial selections _ and the star-spangled socks and sweat band she wore while winning the Rio Olympics mixed doubles gold medal fit the profile.
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Mattek-Sands often stands out at Grand Slam tournaments because of her fashion choices on and off the court.
A sampling from the past: leopard-print pattern, multi-colored hair, metallic gold Wonder Woman ensemble.
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On Sunday, Mattek-Sands wore knee-high socks featuring red and white stripes most of the way up, topped by a blue band filled with white stars. Just like a flag.
She said she plans to frame the socks along with her gold medal.
"It was kind of a last-minute pack," Mattek-Sands said. "I was like, ‘You know what? I think this is the moment. If I’m going to go hard-core USA, it’s going to be at the Olympics.’ So I pulled them out for the match today.”

Her left wrist band had a similar pattern.

Mattek-Sands' mixed doubles partner, Jack Sock, plays with a racket that also adheres to that patriotic color scheme.
They beat Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram on Sunday in an all-American final.
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