Gabriela Sabatini

By: Joshua Hall | Jun 3 2015

Born on May 16, 1970, Gabriela Sabatini is a former Argentinian professional tennis player. Sabatini was amongst the leading players on the women's tennis throughout 80's and early-1990s. She has won several tournaments: the women's singles title at the US Open in the year 1990, and the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988. She has also won two Year-End Championships, one in 1988 and one in 1994.

Sabatini has also won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.Sabatini earned thisprestigious title by winning multiple big tournaments, such as Miami and four times winning in Rome.

Sabatini first began playing tennis at the age of only 6 years. She had won her first tournament at age of only 8 years. With being only 13 years old, in 1983, Sabatini earned the title of the youngest player to win the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

After that, Sabatini has won six major international junior titles, such as the French Open girls' singles. She was ranked the World number one junior player in 1984.Sabatini won her first Grand Slam In 1988, at the final of US Open, by defeating Germany's player Steffi Graf. After this match, Sabatini played alongside Graf to win the women's doubles title at Wimbledon, the same year.

After 1992, when she won five tournaments, Sabatini hasn't been able to win a title for the next 29 months. After close to a year, she finally reached a singles final at the „1994 Bausch & Lomb Championships“, played in Amelia Island, Florida, by defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

Sabatini's highest rank came to be the World No. 3. She earned this title in 1989.

In 2001, Sabatini has won the Diamond Konex Award. The reward is assigned to the most relevant Sportsman of the decade in Argentina. In 2006, Sabatini was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Currently, Sabatini lives in Buenos Aires. She often travels to Europe and the United States.

Her business has developed to designing her own line of perfumes, cosmetics, as well as real estate.

Sabatini retired from tennis at age of 26. Since then, she has developed her personal lines of perfumes and involved in charity work. She has worked with several charity organizations devoted to helping children and the poor.

Since 2014, she has been working on various campaigns for UNESCO, UNICEF and the Special Olympics.

It is beyond doubt that Gabriela Sabatini is an exceptional women with an extraordinary career. After achieving major success in tennis, she has devoted herself to building her own business and helping those in need.

Her contribution to charity campaigns for world's leading organizations, like UNICEF and the UNESCO, is undeniable.

Even though she never had any children of her own, it is undeniable that Gabriela Sabatini has influenced the lives of many unfortunate children worldwide, giving a contribution to new opportunities opening up for them.

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