THe spanish magazine "Grand slam tennis" has published this month and interview with Gaby.It's a very good interview and i wanted to share it with all of you.Here is the translation i've made of it:
She now lives in Miami,but last year she spent 3 months living in Paris.
"I feel i'm living the best moment in my life. I've never felt so good before".
The argentinean star feels she's living a second life."I want to try everything life gives to me.Absolutely everything".
After her retirement in october 1996, SAbatini changed her life completely.She left her tennis racket forgotten in the end of her closet and started travelling just for pleasure and fun. She also has her own bussinesses
erfumes,watches and clothes."I'm trying to get to know as much as I can about life and the world.I'm absolutely grateful to tennis because it gave me everything".
But she doesn't practise this sport anymore."I haven't touched my tennis racket more than 10 times in the last 5 and half years",she admits.
Ocasionnaly she plays some exhibits,like that famous one against KOurnikova.Or recently a doubles exhibition against legend Rod Laver.
About Kournikova she says:"I think people compare her to me mostly because of what she does outside courts.THere's no doubt she's very beautiful and a lot of companies want to work with her,like they wanted to work with me earlier.In tennis courts,however i think we're different.I don't know why but she never lives to the expectations.But she has the game to be on top.In fact she was top-10 for some time.Maybe she has not enough confidence,maybe she's not that interested".
If Sabatini could go back to the last 80's and early 90's when she shine on tour,she says she would change some of her attitudes back then."i was watching some matches the other day(Miami tournament),and i realized how many people follow the game.Then i thought:i wish i had known better how much attention we raised,how important we were for people.I never realized that when i played.".
She thinks it's good that today's tennis stars are as famous as Hollywood stars,and love affairs betwween tennis players and singers as Enrique Iglesias or golf players as Sergio García:"I think it's good cause it brings a lot of attention and spotlight to tennis".
About her relationships with men she says:"Sometimes i feel like men intimidated by me.They don't dare to approach me.Specially in Argentina,i'm seen as a very strong woman there.I understand that HIngis goes out with another sport star because in such a relationship there's no fears,both live in the same position".
About herself she says she's not interested in marrying for the moment.SHe loves her freedom."Last year for example i lived 3 months in Paris.Then i thought if i've had children or family i couldn't do such things.Family and husband can wait".
About her singing career she says:"I still have singing lessons,but i don't have any solid project about it.I don't want to start again the stress travels and promotions.I want to be quiet for some time now".
About her country,Argentina and crisis,this is what she says:"I think in Argentina everysecond,and what i can do.I hate polititians who steal and lie.I think it's good and positive that all the people demonstrate in the street cause it helps to relieve all the anger and frustration".
About tha fact that she lives some months in Europe or Usa and then some time in her home country,she says:"Knowing how life is in my country,when i am in Usa or Europe i see it as an unreal world.Argentina is much more real to me.What i feel really sad about is all those friends and close people that have lost their jobs.Sometimes i feel like the situatoon so depressive in Argentina,i want to go away".
She also says she wants to start a foundation to help people in home country,specially for children or hungry people.
Asked about Steffi GRaf,her big rival,she says:"I saw her a year and half ago cause we wanted to play an exhibition match.She looked very happy and sounded good to me.And thenm we haven't talked since then".
She says she was a little surprised when she heard about GRaf and Agassi's marriage."If their son plays tennis he'll be serious to watch".
About soccer world cup:"I'm big soccer fan.I think Argentina,France and Germany are the favourites,and Brazil will be the big disappointment".
Ok,this is it,i hope you all enjoy it.I'm happy she looks so happy and satisfied with her current life,but i keep missing her on Tour.
lol about her soccer predictions.She looks also very beautiful in the photos,but sorry that i don't have scanner otherwise i'd post them here too.