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Gabriel Sabatini Videos | admin | July 20, 2010 12:15 pm
By MsCLEUSI, July 20, 2010 @ 12:40 pm
Gaby: beautiful, admirable and unforgettable.
Thanks for video.
By SailorVVV, July 20, 2010 @ 12:48 pm
lmao the point at 5:30. “oh. ohh. oohhhhh!”
By natsolog, July 20, 2010 @ 1:09 pm
@chrissen1 Do you know her girlfriend??
By concretejoey10, July 20, 2010 @ 1:24 pm
For all of you quick to point out Sabatini’s short comings ponder on this for a moment. She finished her career with 27 singles titles and was the finalist of 28 more. Almost all of t hose fnals lost were to Graf, Navratilova or Seles one or two to Sanchez and others..but almost all those finals lost were to the big 3. In additon …she beat Graf more than anybody else. 11 wins against Steffi. This was good enough to have Graf induct her into the tennis hall of fame. Not bad at all people.
By trent8002003, July 20, 2010 @ 1:39 pm
Manuela was once no.5. That says more about the sorriness of women tennis then than the Bulgarian girls’ calibre.
By hairbrush81, July 20, 2010 @ 1:48 pm
@chrissen1 she also could have used more power too. Graf and Seles flat out overpowered her in big matches over the years.
@karrtt1234 yeah but if they played one another Graf would have still beaten Gaby. Gaby was always Graf’s doormat, especialy in big matches.
By chrissen1, July 20, 2010 @ 2:10 pm
The Maleeva sisters-as Pam Shriver called them “moo & boo”, (before the 3rd came on the tour). Gaby had power thats for sure, but unfortunately it seemed she never had the consistency necessasy to win more on the tour-particularly when she went up against Graf and others…BTW-her girlfriend of the last 10 yrs or so is a knock out. Hope she’s enjoying life after tennis.
By LobOverTheBackhand, July 20, 2010 @ 3:05 pm
Did JoAnn leave the booth? Bud was being a bit snippy with her early on.
By personify505, July 20, 2010 @ 4:04 pm
couldnt they play on monday?
By BTURNER1961, July 20, 2010 @ 4:32 pm
Now if you were due to run out of gas, after playing two previous matches, who would be the last person you’d want to play on a clay court – unless it were to be televised?
By Sepir29, July 20, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
If you look at the technical side of hitting the balls, you see that the players did not really run or the Top Spin was played different then nowa days. Gaby or Chriss do not jump into the balls, Gaby just stands almost by hitting her Top Spin balls. Only three years later the game has changed suddenly.
By grafgirl27, July 20, 2010 @ 5:38 pm
@spacecolt True but Graf wasnt exactly playing her top tennis in 1990 and 1991 either when Gaby had that streak. Sabatini did make some tactical changes and had finally figured out some better ways to approach playing Graf too though.
By spacecolt, July 20, 2010 @ 6:21 pm
@grafgirl27 well, mostly early…. not the 5 in a row Gaby won in 1990/91? I mean after that, a LOT of people had gaby’s number, she kind of collapsed.
By grafgirl27, July 20, 2010 @ 7:05 pm
It is funny how Gaby was giving more trouble to Chris and the other huge names than the older Graf when both were first coming up and in their pre puberty stages. Graf always had Gabys number though.
By karrtt1234, July 20, 2010 @ 7:22 pm
@thadxxx Steffi actually lost to Chris here in the semi-final, and in the quaters at the French in 85, so the round before Sabatini in both cases.
By kljMN2, July 20, 2010 @ 7:36 pm
I miss the days of Seles and Sabatini…..
By adsie79, July 20, 2010 @ 8:10 pm
Thanks for this!
By kljMN2, July 20, 2010 @ 8:25 pm
Just from watching this clip of Gaby at 14, she had so much game. Who would have thought she’d only win one major?
By spartyutube, July 20, 2010 @ 9:03 pm
Aaah- Gaby makes her pro splash at 14! I remember watching this on tv!
By justnatural, July 20, 2010 @ 9:19 pm
funny Chris is looking rather smug probably thinking yep ive got this new generation under wraps like i have most in the past, little knowing Graf and Sabatini were about to take over her mantle and Graf to beat her 7 times in a row at the end of her career…. still Chrissys groundstrokes are beautiful and rhythmic to watch and her consistency is umatched
By spacecolt, July 20, 2010 @ 10:06 pm
@karrtt1234 Yes, finished the QF then played SF & final, Chris played semi against Graf & then the final. Then Chris played doubles with Bassett after this match. It was a mess.
By thadxxx, July 20, 2010 @ 10:38 pm
cute.. it’s funny because Gaby actually made her big introduction into tennis before Steffi.. Gaby would go to the French semis that year(losing to Evert). At this time, I think everyone expected her to win more than just 1 grand slam.
By karrtt1234, July 20, 2010 @ 10:48 pm
I thought that Sabatini finished her quater-final which was in progress from the previous day, and then play the semi and the final, as did Chris play the semi and the final ?
By RaleighNC306, July 20, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
I forgot to say I love how Bud used to just be snippy with JoAnn Russell. I miss their banter, excpet that JoAnn was sooooooooooo in the tank for Steffi when she was commentating on her matches.
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