Gabriela Sabatini Quotes
Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (Spanish pronunciation: [ga???jela sa?a?tini]; born 16 May 1970) is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won the women's singles title at the US Open in 1990, the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two Year-End Championships in 1988 and 1994, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.
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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.
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.
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.
I'm following the players, and it's great. We've never had so many Top 10 big players like now. There's so many out there that are very close.
For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.
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.
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.
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.
In Argentina at various tournaments, it's great. Every day it's full, everybody's crazy about tennis, everybody wants to play tennis.
I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value.
I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.