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Bethanie Mattek-Sands made a big decision at the start of the 2013 season: instead of over thinking every point, she decided to go with her gut. That call has more than paid off since the end of an injury and illness plagued 2012 that saw her drop below 200, she is now on the verge of the top 50 again. “I want to go out and play by instinct and reaction and get over losses more quickly,” the 28-year old all courter declared at the start of 2013. Known to some as by the nickname of “Killer Bee” and to other as as the “Lady Gaga of Tennis,” the stylish and risk-taking American has always done things her way. From the time she first started striking the tennis ball at the age of five, she has brought unique game and panache to the court.