Gabriela Sabatini

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Gabriela Sabatini
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Sabatini with her perfume in 2006
Country  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires and Boca Raton
Born (1970-05-16) 16 May 1970 (age 44)
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 $8,785,850
Int. Tennis HOF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Career record 632–189
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
Championships W (1988, 1994)
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg 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)
Last updated on: 4 February 2009.
Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Silver 1988 Seoul Singles

Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (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.

Sabatini also won most of the highest level regular events on the women's tour, including Miami and Rome (four times). In the late 1980s, Sabatini launched a line of fragrances after partnering with the German perfume company Muelhens. Her signature scent debuted in 1989, and became a top-seller in Brühl, West Germany (now Germany), known as the hometown of Steffi Graf.

Career[edit]

Sabatini first came to the tennis world's attention as a junior. She started playing tennis at the age of 6, and won her first tournament at age 8. In 1983, age 13, she became the youngest player to win the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. She won six major international junior titles, including the French Open girls' singles, and was ranked the World No. 1 junior player in 1984.

In 1985, aged 15 years and three weeks, Sabatini became one of the youngest-ever players to reach the semifinals at the French Open, where she lost to Chris Evert. She won her first top-level singles title later that year in Tokyo.

In 1988, Sabatini reached her first Grand Slam singles final at the US Open. She faced Germany's Steffi Graf, who had won the three previous Grand Slam singles events that year and was looking to win a fourth. Graf won the match 6–3, 3–6, 6–1.[1] Sabatini was selected to represent Argentina in the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul. (She also carried the country's flag in the opening ceremony.) She went on to win the silver medal in the women's singles competition. In the final, she again faced Graf, who was bidding to turn her Grand Slam into what the media had dubbed a "Golden Slam".[2] Graf won 6–3, 6–3. Sabatini teamed-up with Graf to win the women's doubles title at Wimbledon that year. She also won 1988's year-end WTA Tour Championships.

1990 US Open: Sabatini upsets Steffi Graf[edit]

Sabatini's next Grand Slam singles final came in 1990, where she again faced Steffi Graf in the final of the US Open. This time, Sabatini beat Steffi 6–2, 7–6. She also beat Steffi Graf in a semifinal of the WTA Tour Championships but lost the final to Monica Seles in the event's first-ever five-set final 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2.

1991[edit]

Sabatini had a strong start to 1991, winning five tournaments in the first half of the year. She reached her third Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon and yet again faced Steffi Graf. Steffi prevailed 6–4, 3–6, 8–6, despite the fact that Sabatini served for the match on more than one occasion. Sabatini came close to attaining the World No. 1 ranking in 1991 but was narrowly denied by Steffi Graf and then by Monica Seles. All three players' rankings were within a few points of each other for much of the year.

1992: A mixed bag[edit]

Although winning 5 tournaments in 1992, Sabatini failed to reach a Grand Slam Final. At the 1992 Australian Open, Sabatini lost to Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals, 6–1, 6–4. Playing fine tennis at the 1992 French Open, Sabatini dropped a tight match against Monica Seles in the semifinals. In the third and decisive set, Sabatini was leading 4–2, but Monica rallied to beat Sabatini 6–3, 4–6, 6–4. At Wimbledon of that year, Sabatini looked to reach a second consecutive Wimbledon Final. And, just as the previous year, Sabatini found Steffi Graf standing in her way, this time in the ladies semifinals. But, unlike their 1991 Championship match, Steffi disposed of Sabatini easily, beating Sabatini 6–3, 6–3. And finally, at the 1992 US Open, Sabatini lost once again to Mary Joe Fernandez in the Quarterfinals, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6.

1993[edit]

At the start of the 1993 season, Sabatini continued to advance deep into Grand Slam singles events. At the Australian Open of that year, she reached the semifinals but lost to eventual champion Monica Seles 2–6, 1–6. Later that year, at the French Open, Sabatini was defeated by Mary Joe Fernandez in a Quarterfinal clash. Sabatini had raced out to a commanding 6–1, 5–1 lead and appeared poised for the easy victory. However, Mary Joe saved five match points en route to winning a second set tiebreak. Finally, after 3 and a half hours, Mary Joe eliminated Sabatini by a final score of 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 10–8. Despite the setback at the French Open, Sabatini reached the Quarterfinals at 1993 Wimbledon, facing Jana Novotna, a player she had beaten in 6 consecutive matches. But this time Jana got rid of Sabatini in straight sets 6–4, 6–3. At the 1993 US Open, Sabatini had hoped to end the year on a high note, but she would first have to get past Steffi Graf in the Quarterfinals. In their 4 previous meetings, Steffi had gotten the best of Sabatini, but Sabatini looked to change those recent results. After losing the first set 2–6, Sabatini raised the level of her game in the second set, winning 7–5 to even the match at one set apiece. However, in the third and deciding set, Steffi dismantled Sabatini 6–1 to win the match. Sabatini was the only player to abstain from voting against Monica Seles having her ranking preserved following her stabbing.[3]

1994[edit]

After winning five tournaments in 1992, Sabatini had a 29-month drought in which she failed to win a title. At the 1994 Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, Sabatini reached her first singles final in nearly a year, as she faced Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. It was also a rematch of the 1993 Bausch & Lomb final, where Arantxa disposed of Sabatini 6–2, 5–7, 6–2. Now, one year later, both players were looking to end streaks without a singles title: Sabatini was winless in 32 consecutive tournaments while Arantxa's streak had reached 15 tournaments. This time around Arantxa beat Sabatini in convincing fashion 6–1, 6–4 for the sixth time in their last seven meetings.

Sabatini finally brought her winless streak to an end in November, defeating Lindsay Davenport in the final of the 1994 WTA Tour Championships. Also in 1994, the Great American Doll Company created a doll in Sabatini's likeness, dressed in tennis clothes.[4] That same year, Sabatini published a motivational book entitled My Story (ISBN 1-886612-00-5) [1], providing a look at her background and the inspirations that led her to become a tennis player.

1995[edit]

Sabatini started the 1995 season by reaching the semifinals in Sydney, where she faced Mary Joe Fernandez in what was a rematch of the previous year. At the 1994 Sydney tournament, Mary Joe put Sabatini away in straight sets in a semifinal encounter. This time, Sabatini won 6-1, 6-4, snapping a 3 match losing streak against Mary Joe. She then defeated Lindsay Davenport in the final 6-3, 6-4. But this proved to be the last singles title of Sabatini's career. At the 1995 Australian Open, Sabatini(seeded 5th), was dismissed by Marianne Werdel 6-4, 6-4 in the first round. In the semifinals of the Lipton Championships in Key Biscayne, Sabatini was leading Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-1, 5-1. Sabatini then squandered 3 match points and double faulted 18 times, as Kimiko rallied to beat Sabatini in stunning fashion, 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4). In an interesting set of circumstances, it turned out to be a repeat performance of the 1993 French Open quarterfinals, where Sabatini lost an identical lead of 6-1, 5-1 against Mary Joe Fernandez. At the 1995 French Open, Sabatini looked to put that memory behind her when she faced second seeded Steffi Graf in the quarterfinals. However, Steffi took Sabatini apart in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-0. Later that summer at Wimbledon, Sabatini(seeded 8th) lost to defending champion and third-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain 7-5, 7-6 in the quarterfinals. Conchita had clearly turned the tables against Sabatini in their rivalry, beating Sabatini four out of their last five meetings. At the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, Sabatini beat Martina Hingis 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16. She then defeated Mary Joe Fernandez 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals before losing to top-seeded Steffi Graf 6-4, 7-6. With the victory, Steffi had now got the best of Sabatini in eight consecutive matches. The match against Graf also marked the 40th and final time the two would meet since their rivalry began in 1985, with Steffi winning 29 of her matches against Sabatini.

1996 and into retirement[edit]

Sabatini's last professional singles match was on 14 October 1996, when she lost to Jennifer Capriati 6–3, 6–4. (Jennifer's first loss on the WTA tour was to Sabatini in 1990.) Sabatini played her last professional match on 19 October 1996, in the doubles semifinals in Zürich with Lori McNeil. Sabatini retired from the professional tour in 1996, having won 27 singles titles and 14 doubles titles. She reached her highest ranking of World No. 3 in 1989. In 2001 she won the Diamond Konex Award as the most relevant Sportman of the decade in Argentina. Sabatini was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 15 July 2006. Sabatini lives in Buenos Aires often travels to Europe and the United States to promote her line of perfumes, cosmetics, and other business ventures including real estate.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1988 US Open Hard Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 1990 US Open Hard Germany Steffi Graf 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 1991 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 3–6, 8–6

Women's doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1986 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 1987 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–1
Winner 1988 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 1–6, 12–10
Runner-up 1989 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–4

Olympics[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 silver medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Silver medal 1988 Seoul Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3

Year-End Championships finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1987 New York City Carpet (I) West Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 1988 New York City Carpet (I) United States Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1990 New York City Carpet (I) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1994 New York City Carpet (I) United States Lindsay Davenport 6–3, 6–2, 6–4

WTA Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 55 (27–28)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–2)
WTA Tour Championships (2–2)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tier I (6–5)
Tier II (10–12)
Tier III (2–1)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (1–0)
Virginia Slims (4–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–7)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (11–13)
Carpet (7–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 April 1985 United States Hilton Head Island Clay United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 14 October 1985 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Linda Gates 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 4 November 1985 United States Tampa Hard United States Stephanie Rehe 4–6, 7–6(4), 5–7
Runner-up 3. 28 April 1986 United States Indianapolis Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 6–2, 6–7(5), 4–6
Winner 2. 1 December 1986 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 4 May 1987 Italy Rome Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 3. 14 September 1987 Japan Tokyo Carpet (I) Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 6–4, 7–6(6)
Winner 4. 19 October 1987 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet (I) United States Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 16 November 1987 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 30 November 1987 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–0, 6–2
Winner 6. 7 March 1988 United States Boca Raton Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 4 April 1988 United States Hilton Head Island Clay United States Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 11 April 1988 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Martina Navratilova 0–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 2 May 1988 Italy Rome Clay Canada Helen Kelesi 6–1, 6–7(4), 6–1
Runner-up 8. 8 August 1988 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Chris Evert 6–2, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 15 August 1988 Canada Montreal Hard Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 29 August 1988 United States US Open Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 19 September 1988 South Korea Seoul Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 14 November 1988 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) United States Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 20 March 1989 United States Key Biscayne Hard United States Chris Evert 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 11. 10 April 1989 United States Amelia Island Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 17 April 1989 United States Tampa Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 3–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 8 May 1989 Italy Rome Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 15 May 1989 West Germany Berlin Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 7 August 1989 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Martina Navratilova 0–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 9 October 1989 West Germany Filderstadt Carpet (I) United States Mary Joe Fernández 7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 14. 5 March 1990 United States Boca Raton Hard United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 7–5
Winner 15. 27 August 1990 United States US Open Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 6–2, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 14. 8 October 1990 Switzerland Zürich Carpet (I) Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 5 November 1990 United States Worcester Carpet (I) Germany Steffi Graf 6–7(5), 3–6
Runner-up 16. 12 November 1990 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 28 January 1991 Japan Tokyo Carpet (I) United States Martina Navratilova 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 17. 4 March 1991 United States Boca Raton Hard Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 17. 15 March 1991 United States Key Biscayne Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 3–6, 5–7
Winner 18. 1 April 1991 United States Hilton Head Island Clay Soviet Union Leila Meskhi 6–1, 6–1
Winner 19. 8 April 1991 United States Amelia Island Clay Germany Steffi Graf 7–5, 7–6(3)
Winner 20. 6 May 1991 Italy Rome Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 18. 24 June 1991 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 6–3, 6–8
Winner 21. 6 January 1992 Australia Sydney Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–1
Winner 22. 27 January 1992 Japan Tokyo Carpet (I) United States Martina Navratilova 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 16 March 1992 United States Key Biscayne Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 30 March 1992 United States Hilton Head Island Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–4
Winner 24. 6 April 1992 United States Amelia Island Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 25. 4 May 1992 Italy Rome Clay Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 21 September 1992 Japan Tokyo Carpet (I) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 21. 12 October 1992 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (I) United States Martina Navratilova 6–7(1), 3–6
Runner-up 22. 5 April 1993 United States Amelia Island Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 23. 3 May 1993 Italy Rome Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 24. 10 May 1993 Germany Berlin Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–7(3), 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 25. 4 April 1994 United States Amelia Island Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 26. 16 May 1994 France Strasbourg Clay United States Mary Joe Fernández 6–2, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 26. 14 November 1994 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (I) United States Lindsay Davenport 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 27. 9 January 1995 Australia Sydney Hard United States Lindsay Davenport 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 3 April 1995 United States Amelia Island Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 9 October 1995 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (I) Croatia Iva Majoli 4–6, 6–7(4)

Doubles: 30 (14–16)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–3)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (3–3)
Tier II (1–5)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (1–0)
Virginia Slims (8–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–2)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (5–8)
Carpet (2–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 March 1985 Brazil São Paulo Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Hungary Csilla Bartos
Brazil Neige Dias
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 25 March 1985 United States Palm Beach Gardens Clay Peru Laura Gildemeister United States JoAnne Russell
United States Anne Smith
6–1, 1–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 2. 19 August 1985 United States Monticello Hard Argentina Mercedes Paz Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Czechoslovakia Kateřina Skronská
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 4 November 1985 United States Tampa Hard Canada Carling Bassett United States Lisa Bonder
Peru Laura Gildemeister
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 14 April 1986 United States Amelia Island Clay France Catherine Tanvier West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
2–6, 7–5, 6–7(7)
Winner 4. 28 April 1986 United States Indianapolis Clay West Germany Steffi Graf United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 26 May 1986 France French Open Clay West Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
1–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 4 August 1986 Canada Montreal Hard United States Zina Garrison United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7–6(2), 5–7, 6–4
Winner 6. 6 October 1986 Switzerland Zürich Carpet (I) West Germany Steffi Graf United States Lori McNeil
United States Alycia Moulton
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 October 1986 West Germany Filderstadt Carpet (I) United States Zina Garrison United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–7(5), 4–6
Runner-up 5. 10 November 1986 United States Chicago Carpet (I) West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7–6(5), 6–7(5), 3–6
Runner-up 6. 9 February 1987 United States San Francisco Carpet (I) United States Zina Garrison Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 7. 13 April 1987 United States Amelia Island Clay West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 4 May 1987 Italy Rome Clay United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–4), 6–1
Runner-up 7. 25 May 1987 France French Open Clay West Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
2–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 30 November 1987 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Canada Jill Hetherington
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 22 February 1988 United States Washington Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 14 March 1988 United States Key Biscayne Hard West Germany Steffi Graf United States Gigi Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
7–6(3), 6–3
Runner-up 9. 4 April 1988 United States Hilton Head Island Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
United States Lori McNeil
4–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 20 June 1988 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass West Germany Steffi Graf Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 1–6, 12–10
Runner-up 10. 31 October 1988 United States Worcester Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 11. 29 May 1989 West Germany French Open Clay West Germany Steffi Graf Soviet Union Laris Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 30 July 1990 Canada Montreal Hard United States Betsy Nagelsen Canada Helen Kelesi
Italy Raffaella Reggi
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 13 August 1990 United States Los Angeles Hard Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 2 May 1994 Italy Rome Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 7 November 1994 United States Philadelphia Carpet (I) Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 6 February 1995 United States Chicago Carpet (I) Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Marianne Werdel
United States Tami Whitlinger
5–7, 7–6(4), 6–4
Runner-up 15. 15 May 1995 Germany Berlin Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
6–4, 6–7(3), 2–6
Runner-up 16. 7 August 1995 United States Los Angeles Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 7–6(2), 5–7
Winner 14. 14 August 1995 Canada Toronto Hard Netherlands Brenda Schultz Switzerland Martina Hingis
Croatia Iva Majoli
4–6, 6–0, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR
Australian Open A A NH A A SF 3R QF SF SF SF 1R 4R 0 / 8
French Open A SF 4R SF SF 4R 4R SF SF QF 1R QF A 0 / 11
Wimbledon A 3R SF QF 4R 2R SF F SF QF 4R QF A 0 / 11
US Open 3R 1R 4R QF F SF W QF QF QF SF SF 3R 1 / 13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 1 / 43
Year End Ranking 74 12 9 6 4 3 5 3 3 5 7 7 NR

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR
Australian Open A A NH A A SF 2R 3R A A A 2R QF 0 / 5
French Open A 1R F F SF F A SF A A 3R 3R A 0 / 8
Wimbledon A 2R A 3R W QF QF A A A 1R SF A 1 / 7
US Open A 1R SF SF SF SF 3R A A A SF 2R SF 0 / 9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 1 / 29
Year End Ranking 128 54 9 5 3 19 29 55 NR NR 14 13 NR
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

WTA Tour career earnings[edit]

Year Grand Slam
singles titles
WTA
singles titles
Total
singles titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
1984–85 0 1 1 398,784 n/a
1986 0 1 1 264,139 8
1987 0 3 3 465,933 6
1988 0 4 4 995,399 3
1989 0 4 4 580,801 3
1990 1 1 2 975,490 4
1991 0 5 5 1,168,561 3
1992 0 5 5 1,207,565 4
1993 0 0 0 957,680 5
1994 0 1 1 874,470 6
1995 0 1 1 718,978 6
1996 0 0 0 178,050 37
Career 1 26 27 8,785,850 24

Record against other top players[edit]

Sabatini's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked World No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Stuart (2006). The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 305. ISBN 978-0-618-57480-3. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Woolum, Janet (1998). Outstanding women athletes (2 ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-57356-120-4. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  3. ^ http://canchallena.lanacion.com.ar/1630170-gaby-sabatiniahora-disfruto-de-todo-lo-que-no-hice-cuando-jugaba
  4. ^ New York Media, LLC (9 November 1992). "Why Sabatini Is Every Inch a Doll". New York Magazine 25 (44): 18. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Argentina Diego Maradona
Olimpia de Oro
1987–1988
Succeeded by
Argentina Eduardo Romero
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ricardo Ibarra
Flagbearer for  Argentina
Seoul 1988
Succeeded by
Marcelo Garraffo