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Gabriela Sabatini

Tennis Player
Female
Born May 16, 1970

Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini is a former professional Argentine 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1970 Birth Sabatini was born 16 May 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to parents Osvaldo and Beatriz Garofalo Sabatini. … Read More

TEENAGE

1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1985 15 Years Old 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. … Read More
In 1988, Sabatini reached her first Grand Slam singles final at the US Open. … Read More
1989 19 Years Old …  Her signature scent debuted in 1989.

TWENTIES

1990 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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 had a strong start to 1991, winning five tournaments in the first half of the year. … Read More
Although winning 5 tournaments in 1992, Sabatini failed to reach a Grand Slam Final.
At the start of the 1993 season, Sabatini continued to advance deep into Grand Slam singles events. … Read More
At the 1994 Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, Sabatini reached her first singles final in nearly a year, as she faced Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.
1995 25 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 1995 Australian Open, Sabatini, seeded 5th, was dismissed by Marianne Werdel in the first round. … Read More
Sabatini's last professional singles match was on 14 October 1996, when she lost to Jennifer Capriati 6–3, 6–4. (Capriati's first loss on the WTA tour was to Sabatini in 1990).

THIRTIES

2001 31 Years Old In 2001 she won the Diamond Konex Award as the most relevant Sportman of the decade in Argentina.
2003 33 Years Old On 22 May 2003, Sabatini was able to obtain Italian citizenship "jus sanguinis", because her paternal great-grandfather David Sabbatini was born in Potenza Picena in the Marche region, and emigrated to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century, like many other Santesi, in Roldán, in the Province of Santa Fe, with his wife Rosa Vivani, married on February 12, 1899 in Potenza Picena. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Sabatini was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 15 July 2006.
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