Re: Who is better: Mauresmo or Sabatini?
Gabriela Sabatini vs. Mary Joe Fernandez – 1993 French Open quarter-final.
Sabatini had one foot in the semi-final – she was leading 6-1 5-1 - when she got the ‘yips’ on serve and the double-faults flowed. Sabatini’s five match points came and went and Fernandez won a third set 10-8. This wasn’t the first time Sabatini had choked on the big stage. She previously lost the 1991 Wimbledon final to Steffi Graf having served for the title. Twice.
Result: Fernandez d. Sabatini 1-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Find me anything that Mauresmo did that's on par with that CHOKE!
Just for the laughts, Mauresmo was a set a break in the semis of Wimbledon two years in a row, and she ended up losing.
In 2004 alone she choked against Serena being a set and a break up twice.
Mauresmo also lost a number of matches against Dementieva with some huge chokes as well if my memory serves well.
That being said i think definetly Mauresmo had the greater carreer, and i enjoyed both women kind of play, since they were both similar, saving the differences. Mauresmo more firepower, Gaby with the better hands..
18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten
: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten
: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5:
Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5:
Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)