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Charleston Gallery: Bethanie & The Base

Bethanie Mattek-Sands has been a woman on a mission in recent months, battling her way back up the rankings - but she had a very special mission in Charleston recently. Check it out...

Published April 17, 2013 12:00

Bethanie Mattek-Sands made a very special visit recently at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands made a very special visit recently at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
The American stepped out to the Joint Base Charleston for a tour and a meet and greet experience.
The American stepped out to the Joint Base Charleston for a tour and a meet and greet experience.
Mattek-Sands went on board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft.
Mattek-Sands went on board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft.
After touring the cockpit, Mattek-Sands toured the rest of the aircraft, posing for photos, too.
After touring the cockpit, Mattek-Sands toured the rest of the aircraft, posing for photos, too.
Joint Base Charleston is a merged base for the United States Navy and United States Air Force.
Joint Base Charleston is a merged base for the United States Navy and United States Air Force.
Mattek-Sands did the rounds on the aircraft, stopping off with and talking to military personnel.
Mattek-Sands did the rounds on the aircraft, stopping off with and talking to military personnel.
The ever-friendly Mattek-Sands made a lot of new friends and posed for pictures with many of them.
The ever-friendly Mattek-Sands made a lot of new friends and posed for pictures with many of them.
Mattek-Sands posed for some very unique photos during the visit, including this one right here.
Mattek-Sands posed for some very unique photos during the visit, including this one right here.
Mattek-Sands at Joint Base Charleston.
Mattek-Sands at Joint Base Charleston.
Mattek-Sands at Joint Base Charleston.
Mattek-Sands at Joint Base Charleston.
Mattek-Sands also stopped off at a restaurant on site, signing autographs and meeting more personnel.
Mattek-Sands also stopped off at a restaurant on site, signing autographs and meeting more personnel.
Mattek-Sands gave some of the personnel some appropriate gifts - autographed tennis balls.
Mattek-Sands gave some of the personnel some appropriate gifts - autographed tennis balls.
Mattek-Sands would have a very dramatic week at the Family Circle Cup...
Mattek-Sands would have a very dramatic week at the Family Circle Cup...
She saved match point and won the longest match of the year first round against Anastasia Rodionova.
She saved match point and won the longest match of the year first round against Anastasia Rodionova.
In the second round she upset Sloane Stephens - she would fall to Madison Keys in the third round.
In the second round she upset Sloane Stephens - she would fall to Madison Keys in the third round.
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands made a very special visit recently at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
  • The American stepped out to the Joint Base Charleston for a tour and a meet and greet experience.
  • Mattek-Sands went on board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft.
  • After touring the cockpit, Mattek-Sands toured the rest of the aircraft, posing for photos, too.
  • Joint Base Charleston is a merged base for the United States Navy and United States Air Force.
  • Mattek-Sands did the rounds on the aircraft, stopping off with and talking to military personnel.
  • The ever-friendly Mattek-Sands made a lot of new friends and posed for pictures with many of them.
  • Mattek-Sands posed for some very unique photos during the visit, including this one right here.
  • Mattek-Sands at Joint Base Charleston.
  • Mattek-Sands at Joint Base Charleston.
  • Mattek-Sands also stopped off at a restaurant on site, signing autographs and meeting more personnel.
  • Mattek-Sands gave some of the personnel some appropriate gifts - autographed tennis balls.
  • Mattek-Sands would have a very dramatic week at the Family Circle Cup...
  • She saved match point and won the longest match of the year first round against Anastasia Rodionova.
  • In the second round she upset Sloane Stephens - she would fall to Madison Keys in the third round.
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