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Gabriela Sabatini

Sabatini at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, 2012
Full name Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires
Boca Raton, Florida
Born (1970-05-16) 16 May 1970 (age 46)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro January 1985
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$8,785,850
Int. Tennis HoF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Career record 632–189 (76.98%)
Career titles 27
Highest ranking No. 3 (27 February 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1989, 1992, 1993, 1994)
French Open SF (1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992)
Wimbledon F (1991)
US Open W (1990)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1988, 1994)
Olympic Games Silver medal (1988)
Doubles
Career record 252–96
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 3 (6 November 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1989)
French Open F (1986, 1987, 1989)
Wimbledon W (1988)
US Open SF (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1996)

I served, she came to the net, it was a passing shot.
I was formerly so stuck into plans. I can now live more spontaneously. This I want not yet to give away.
Gabriela Sabatini
I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials.
There were so much affairs of me created by the media… of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
Gabriela Sabatini
It came so soon and so fast. It's just overwhelming. Every time I think about it, I just can't believe it.
Gabriela Sabatini
For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.
Gabriela Sabatini
That was one of those moments where I felt so confident. I played three matches in the same day.
Gabriela Sabatini
I didn't know what was going through my mind.
It's a great moment for Argentinean tennis, more on the men's side. I would like to see more on the women's side. I think we have to work a little bit more on that.
Gabriela Sabatini
Regarding the Hall of Fame, when they decided I was going to be one of the possible candidates, when I heard that, I was so thrilled. You're always hoping for something like that.
Gabriela Sabatini
I'm having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.
I was feeling a lot of confidence, so I wanted to take advantage of that and keep playing.
Gabriela Sabatini
I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them.
Gabriela Sabatini
Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.
When I finally held the trophy, it was just how I imagined it would be.
I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
Gabriela Sabatini
The difficult part was to tell the world that I was finishing.
I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction.
I work out in a studio. Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours. I need it. I can't cease it.
Gabriela Sabatini
I lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone.
Gabriela Sabatini
It was very hard for me to practice and enjoy my tennis, and I didn't know the why, so I worked with psychologists to try and see what was happening. They pushed me really hard.
Gabriela Sabatini
When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I'd be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.
Gabriela Sabatini
I have an office in Argentina, I go there every day, so I work.
It's amazing, it doesn't feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.
Gabriela Sabatini
What these guys are doing is great for Argentinean tennis. This is motivating other people.
Gabriela Sabatini
I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value.
Gabriela Sabatini
Now I have the bravery to do fine things.
I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence.
Gabriela Sabatini
I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.
Gabriela Sabatini
I want not, that everybody hears about. Then I can't longer be myself.
I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.
I carried through well with my tennis. I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
Gabriela Sabatini