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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #7351
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Old Nov 30th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #7352
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I remember this ad! Fantabuloso!
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Old Nov 30th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #7354
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That is so good! I've never seen it before- thanks.
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Old Dec 1st, 2011, 09:05 PM   #7355
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Did the Gab every play with a wood racquet when she was younger? Since her game seems to have been heavily influenced by Vilas' style, I can't help but wonder if she had already started using graphite by the time she modeled her game after his. I can't imagine a 10-year-old Gaby trying to generate that kind of heavy topspin with wood.
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Old Dec 2nd, 2011, 05:28 PM   #7356
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I'm 99% sure Gaby started to play with a standard wood racket back in the 70s, she started when she was around 6 or 7, so 1976 or 1977, so she had to use a wood racket, a Donnay IIRC. There are some pics of her from that time, I'll try to post some later.
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Old Dec 7th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #7358
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Thanks. She looks fantastic.
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Beautiful picture, she looks gorgeous. Do you where and when that picture has been taken ? Where did you find it ?

Thank you for that picture
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Old Dec 16th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #7361
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Wow. Sabatini takes really good care of herself! Thanks for sharing.
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Does not amuse most people that the main stroke topic of this ad is her horrendous serve?
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Does not amuse most people that the main stroke topic of this ad is her horrendous serve?
Gaby's first serve wasn't bad.
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Old Dec 17th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #7364
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“Does not amuse most people that the main stroke topic of this ad is her horrendous serve?”

Not at all.

After all, in those days, there were things more horrendous than her serve ...

For example, Graf's nose, cries of Seles and Navratilova's glasses.

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Gaby's first serve wasn't bad.
It was from 1992-1994. Drought. Remember? But serving problems aside, most players would kill for Sabatini's results during those lean years. Even through her slump, Sabatini had a lot of heart.
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