|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 16, 1970 (53 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)|
What is Gabriela Sabatini’s?
Gabriela Sabatini is a retired Argentinean professional tennis player who has a net worth of $8 million. She lost in three sets in the 1988 U.S. Open finals match against Steffi Graf. Within the same year, she won silver in the Summer Olympics but fell to Graff once more, this time in straight sets.
She and Graf combined forces to win Wimbledon’s doubles title. In the 1990 U.S. Open finals, Sabatini finally got her comeuppance on Graff, defeating her 6-2, 7-6 to earn her lone Grand Slam championship.
Gabriela Sabatini was born on 16 May 1970 in Buenos Aires. Tennis player Sabatini started playing at age six, and at age eight, she won her first match.
Sabatini struggled with extreme shyness and detested public attention in the beginning of her career. She admitted that she occasionally set out to lose games on purpose in order to avoid giving on-court interviews.
She won the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, in 1983 at the age of 13, and thus made records by being the youngest tennis player ever. In the year after, she won the girls’ singles title at the 1984 French Open and the girls’ doubles title at the US Open with Argentine Mercedes Paz.
She climbed to the top of the junior rankings before the end of the year, and the International Tennis Federation had crowned her the 1984 Junior World Champion.
Over the following few years, Gabriela Sabatini’s fame and career both soared. She made history in 1985 when she advanced to the French Open quarterfinals as one of the tournament’s youngest competitors ever, but Chris Evert ultimately defeated her. Within the same year, she won her maiden WTA Tour singles championship in Tokyo.
She got the WTA Newcomer of the Year award in September and rose to number ten in the world rankings.
In the following year, 1986, she qualified for Wimbledon and won her second WTA title in Buenos Aires, where she also fell short in the semifinals. Until she ultimately dropped out of the top ten in May 1996, Sabatini had been a top ten WTA player since 1986.
While losing both times against Steffi Graf in 1987, Gabriela Sabatini advanced to the French Open semifinals and the WTA Tour Championships final.
She did achieve three WTA championships in 1987. She rose to the top five ranks in early 1988 and held those spots through 1993. In the US Open singles final, she lost to Graf once more, although it was her first Grand Slam singles final.
She competed for Argentina in the women’s singles competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics, where she won the silver medal.
Sabatini frequently lost matches to Graf, but the two teamed up to win the women’s doubles Wimbledon championship in 1988.
Without ever dropping a set, Sabatini won her maiden WTA Tour Championships in 1988. The year after, in 1989, Sabatini made it to seven tournament finals and took home four victories.
She did this by defeating Martina Navratilova, who was rated number two, and Steffi Graf, who was ranked first. She made history by being just the fifth player in the Open Era to defeat the top two players in a single tournament.
Despite being narrowly thwarted by Graf and subsequently Monica Seles, Sabatini continued to be unbeatable in 1991, defeating top-ranked opponents to nearly become the world’s best player. Throughout the majority of the year, the three players’ ranks were only a few points apart. The WTA Most Improved Player of the Year award was given to her at the year’s end.
She made eight finals in 1992 and took home five victories. She did not have many victories in 1993 despite making it to the semifinals or finals of numerous prestigious competitions.
In addition to defeating Graf in the US Open quarterfinal, she won the Sydney International in 1995.
When Sabatini injured a stomach muscle in 1996 and was forced to miss a significant portion of the season, the situation changed.
She made her retirement from the sport official in October 1996. She received the WTA Diamond Aces Award in appreciation for everything that she has done to advance tennis both on and off the court.
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