Tennis - American tennis star Bethanie Mattek-Sands says she is currently enrolled in the Harvard Business School MBA program designed specifically for professional athletes while appearing on the show Good Morning Arizona.
The Crossover Into Business program is designed to let athletes develop business skills and knowledge by working with MBA student mentors so that it would help them move into the business world after the end of their sports careers.
There are currently 28 athletes in the program and they come from different sporting events including the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Women's Soccer League, American Ballet Company, Major League Soccer and the WTA Tour besides also includinng an Olympic figure skater and water polo player.
Mattek-Sands recently won the US Open mixed doubles title for the second year in a row with Jamie Murray and she will now head to Asia. She is an Olympic Gold medalist and has nine Grand Slam titles to her credit, five of them in women's doubles and four of them in mixed doubles.
The American is ranked No. 66 in the world in doubles and No. 438 in singles currently. She has won 26 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, besides reaching 13 other finals in doubles and 4 in singles. She missed the season between the Australian Open and Wimbledon due to injury.
The other players who are in the program include American Vania King, German Andrea Petkovic and Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. The four players are the first from the WTA Tour to participate in the program, which was launched in 2017 and is held twice a year.