Was Steffi faced another pain from her friend,Sabatini in 1990?
we all know Steffi suffred a lot with her dad scandal after 1990 AO and didn't play like before in those years. and from this thread on Tannis-Warehouse(http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=4960238
), show me another pain from Sabatini.
Steffi and Sabatini didn't participated as doubles partners after wimbledon ,because Gaby's coach told her to stop playing doubles with Steffi,because of her game affected.
Is it true and Steffi lost to next couple of matches to Gaby since then.Was Steffi really feel pain for their friendship?
I'm by no means an expert, but I'll try to answer your questions as best I can.
It's true Sabatini's coach, Angel Gimenez, advised her to stop playing doubles with Steffi. He believed Sabatini would benefit from the doubles breakup, since Steffi had a huge mental advantage over Sabatini at the time. His reasoning was simple: Sabatini would never be able to beat Steffi on a consistent basis, so long as they continued playing doubles, hence the split. As for exact date of their doubles breakup, I'm not positive but I think it was sometime in early '90?. Maybe someone can confirm that?.
Sabatini's results against Steffi folowing their doubles split are a mixed bag. Even though Sabatini beat Steffi in the '90 US Open final, Steffi beat Sabatini the next 2 matches they played, in New England and the European Indoors, both in straight sets.
It wasn't until the 1990 YEC(Virginia Slims Championships), where Sabatini really became a problem for Steffi. After beating Steffi at the YEC, Sabatini followed it up with 4 consecutive wins over Steffi. If I recall right, 1 win was in Tokyo, the other 3 in Florida.
Based on the early results, Sabatini did benefit by not playing doubles with Steffi anymore. At the time, Sabatini was on a roll against Steffi, but Steffi was going through all kinds of personal problems at the time, which didn't help either.
Did Steffi's friendship with Sabatini suffer due to their doubles breakup?. Since their rivalry intensified, their friendship was bound to suffer to some extent. But by all accounts, Steffi and Sabatini are good friends today, which is confirmed by Sabatini choosing Steffi to present her for the Hall of Fame induction, back in 2006.
I hope that answers some of your questions?.