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Frau Antje
Apr 25th, 2002, 07:55 PM
I still miss her so much, so I thought to start this thread ...
anybody else feeling like me?

per4ever
Apr 25th, 2002, 09:00 PM
Sabine was my big favourite..I love her smile :)

irma
Apr 25th, 2002, 09:09 PM
I guess she will not commentate anymore on canvas right? that's sad because she and Karl together were very good!

Josh
Apr 25th, 2002, 10:53 PM
I think she will keep commentating on Canvas during sport events. She will continue to work for television on a free-lance base. :)

I miss Sabine too :sad:, she and Steffi (Steffi a bit more ;)) were my two biggest favourites ever.

Frau Antje
Apr 26th, 2002, 06:09 PM
Sabine's last victory (at Australian Open 2000)

Josh
Apr 26th, 2002, 10:46 PM
It was at the Australian Open of 2001 ;).

She should have won that tournament! :mad: :D

Frau Antje
Apr 27th, 2002, 08:44 PM
ooops, of course 2001 (it seems to be such a long time since she stopped :sad: )

Frau Antje
May 13th, 2002, 09:05 PM
anybody else caring about Sabine?

▀coene
May 20th, 2002, 04:51 PM
Of course!

Sabine was my absolute favourite. She is such a lovely lady.
I miss you Sabine.
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▀coene
May 21st, 2002, 01:13 PM
Sabine you were a very good tennis player
Sabine you are very beautifull
But it's your personality that makes you my favourite.

Frau Antje
May 21st, 2002, 07:40 PM
anybody knows what she is doing at the moment?

▀coene
May 22nd, 2002, 12:04 AM
She's very busy taking care of her baby.
In the future she would like to make reports but it's not really necessary for her. She's affraid of making the wrong choice.
She will search something in the direction of sportmanagement or public relations. Television work has to stay a hobby and not her main job.
She will be in France to give comments for VRT during Roland Garros.

Friday 24 may she will be on VRT at 20.40 in Biebabeloela.

louloubelle
May 22nd, 2002, 10:28 AM
Australians loved Sabine, she supported our tournaments for many years and really should have made the semis in 1999?? when she blew a big lead against Mary Peirce to lose 16 64 64.

The best moment for me was at Wimbledon one year when she beat Brenda Schultz 12-10 in the 3rd and got a photograph taken in front of the courtside scoreboard reading 12-10. Her smile and relief at squeezing out the match against the hugest server in women's tennis on grass, was something to remember.

Frau Antje
May 23rd, 2002, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by bcoene

Friday 24 may she will be on VRT at 20.40 in Biebabeloela.

is this the channel where Sabine has commentated? if yes, I receive it :bounce:

Josh
May 23rd, 2002, 06:29 PM
Yes, it's TV1

Frau Antje
May 23rd, 2002, 06:31 PM
Hooray, then I have this channel :bounce:
(I hope I don't forget it tomorrow)

Brαm
Mar 19th, 2003, 03:59 PM
There are some nice pictures of the "Australia trip" of Sabine & her husband in the latest edition of Playtennis Magazine!!! :D:D

Btw, fans of Sabine: vote here ;)
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?threadid=59678

Spirit
Mar 20th, 2003, 04:17 AM
Sabine you were a very good tennis player
Sabine you are very beautifull
But it's your personality that makes you my favourite.

Please excuse the ignorance: in the photo you attached, who is the other woman with Sabine?

doloresc
Mar 20th, 2003, 11:44 AM
Australians loved Sabine, she supported our tournaments for many years and really should have made the semis in 1999?? when she blew a big lead against Mary Peirce to lose 16 64 64.

The best moment for me was at Wimbledon one year when she beat Brenda Schultz 12-10 in the 3rd and got a photograph taken in front of the courtside scoreboard reading 12-10. Her smile and relief at squeezing out the match against the hugest server in women's tennis on grass, was something to remember.

i remember that match very well. appelmans was so happy! it was beautiful how she was beaming as she left the court, epitomizing the reason one plays tennis in the first place.

▀coene
Mar 20th, 2003, 12:56 PM
Please excuse the ignorance: in the photo you attached, who is the other woman with Sabine?

A Judoka Gella Vandecaveye. A very good one.

http://home2.pi.be/snel/gella/images/vandecaveye-gella-1.jpg

Josh
Mar 20th, 2003, 01:47 PM
Here are the pics from Playtennis magazine :

The text translates as :

Sabine Appelmans and her husband Serge Haubourdin have become real fans and freaks of Australia throughout the years. At the start of this year they combined the Australian Open in Melbourne with a touristic trip through the beautiful nature.
Sabine Appelmans as golden guide through the canyons, the Great Barrier Reef and the many national parks in Australia.

"After 15 years of international tennis and travelling around the world there's only one place that I just can't forget....and that's Australia.

Josh
Mar 20th, 2003, 01:54 PM
More pics...(sorry for the bad quality btw)

Messenger
Apr 5th, 2003, 12:18 AM
Sabine's last victory (at Australian Open 2000)

Thank you for the picture! I've never seen it before. I remember we all panicked because she was losing the first set to Nola. Her retirement got no attention from the press here, even though she held the record for most consecutive Australian Opens played (which may have been broken by Coetzer since then).

Thanks again for the picture. I hope she had some fans cheering for her then! I remember the 97 Open where she beat Conchita and had the guts to attempt a drop shot against Pierce when she was down match point (which failed but was very brave anyway).

Julian
Apr 13th, 2003, 12:01 AM
Sabine was a very inconsistent player but she did play very well when she was on. It still boggles the mind that she played like she was a natural lefty...but in truth she was actually born a right hander! Kind of like Kimiko Date but vice versa. I know there's a story of why she switched. Was it because her tennis federation in Belgium told her to like the Japanese told Kimiko??

Messenger
Apr 13th, 2003, 10:23 AM
Sabine was a very inconsistent player but she did play very well when she was on. It still boggles the mind that she played like she was a natural lefty...but in truth she was actually born a right hander! Kind of like Kimiko Date but vice versa. I know there's a story of why she switched. Was it because her tennis federation in Belgium told her to like the Japanese told Kimiko??

I heard that at a tennis camp when she was younger they split up the left-handers form the right-handers. Her friend was left-handed and they wanted to stay together.

:)

Brαm
Apr 14th, 2003, 11:35 AM
Inconsistent?! She was ranked between 15-40 for almost 10 years :confused:

jujufan
Apr 22nd, 2003, 10:37 AM
Happy birthday Sabine!

Vut
May 20th, 2003, 12:49 AM
:):)