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Biography

Gabriela Sabatini :: Biography

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Gabriela Sabatini's facts

Date of Birth 1970-05-15
Nationality Argentinian
Profession Former tennis player
Name on Birth Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini
Address Buenos Aires
Height 5'7"
Weight 60 kg
Place of Birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown

Born as Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini on 16th of May, 1970, Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit during 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. She also won most of the highest level regular events on the women's tour, including Miami and Rome (four times). Besides her tennis career, Sabatini launched a line of fragrances after partnering with the German perfume company Muelhens in the late 1980s and her signature scent debuted in 1989.

She is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina as she was born and spent most of her early life there. She was born at the Hopital Italiano of Buenos Aires as the second child to Osvaldo Sabatini and Beatriz Garofalo Sabatini. Her father was an executive at General Motors, who later gave up his career to manage his daughter's tennis career. Around 1976, her family decided to sell their country house Villa Devoto and became members of the River Plate Tennis Club. She started to play tennis at the young age of 6. Daniel "Palito" Fidalgo noticed her and began to teach her tennis. She started taking private lessons a year later, and by the time she was 10 years old, she was the number one under-12 player in Argentina.

Gabriela first came to attention in the tennis world as a junior. She started playing tennis at the age of 6, and won her first tournament at age 8. In 1983, while she was 13 years old, she became the youngest player to win the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. She won six major international junior titles and was ranked the World No. 1 junior player in 1984. At 15 years, Gabriela became one of the youngest-ever players to reach the semifinals at the French Open and 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 and represented Argentina in the 1988 Summer Olympics wining the silver medal in the women's singles competition. She was also the winner of 1988's WTA Tour Championships. Sabatini had a strong start to 1991, winning five tournaments in the first half of the year. At the start of the 1993 season, Sabatini continued to progress deep into Grand Slam singles events. At the 1994 Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, Sabatini reached her first singles final after nearly a year. The next season, she started by reaching the semifinals in Sydney. Her last professional singles match was on 14 October 1996 and 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. For her contribution to tennis, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 15 July 2006.

The beautiful tennis player has height of 5 feet and 7 inches balanced by a weight of 60 kg and perfect measurements. She is not married at the moment and has no husband but little is known about her private life and romances. She is supposedly gay and her lesbian girlfriend is Lujan Grisolia. She looks hot in her bikini pictures. More on her is available on her bio in the wiki.