Gabriela Sabatini

Born:
May 16, 1970
Place of Birth:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citizenship:
Argentina
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
2006
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 3

Blessed with the looks of a movie star and a striking affinity for the game of tennis, Gabriela Sabatini was an exhilarating performer on the court. Primarily a topspin artist from the backcourt who owned a sweepingly beautiful backhand, Sabatini added dimensions to her game later in her career, learning to attack more frequently and demonstrating exceptional hands at the net. A member of the world’s top ten for a decade (1986-95), she realized her full potential at the 1990 US Open when she ousted Steffi Graf with a sterling final-round display of her talent.

Grand Slam Record

Wimbledon

  • Singles Finalist 1991
  • Doubles Champion 1988

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1990
  • Singles Finalist 1988

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1984-87, 1995
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Women’s Singles 1988