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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #901
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

Didn't Pam Shriver also note in "Passing Shots" that Sabatini was risking burnout by overplaying? There's also a mention of this in the ITF publication, "World of Tennis" from around that period (1985 or 1986), where the author specifically compares Sabatini's heavy schedule with that of Graf who used to take time off after the Filderstadt and Brighton events in October to rest and work on her game.

Does anyone know why Team Sabatini thought it was a good idea for a 15-year-old to play in 20 events a year?
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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #902
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

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Didn't Pam Shriver also note in "Passing Shots" that Sabatini was risking burnout by overplaying? There's also a mention of this in the ITF publication, "World of Tennis" from around that period (1985 or 1986), where the author specifically compares Sabatini's heavy schedule with that of Graf who used to take time off after the Filderstadt and Brighton events in October to rest and work on her game.

Does anyone know why Team Sabatini thought it was a good idea for a 15-year-old to play in 20 events a year?
Well Graf is not certainly a good comparisson to contrast heavy and lighter schedule as Graf played a bunch of events, in fact similar to Gaby 15-16 events and really slowed down in her schedule after her 1994 injury (back).

But the fact that she did not use her more economical attacking stlye and not those demanding back court rallies fests with no agression that lasted more than 2 hours, was another factor. She did not do good to herself for most of her carreer.
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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #903
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

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Well Graf is not certainly a good comparisson to contrast heavy and lighter schedule as Graf played a bunch of events, in fact similar to Gaby 15-16 events and really slowed down in her schedule after her 1994 injury (back).

But the fact that she did not use her more economical attacking stlye and not those demanding back court rallies fests with no agression that lasted more than 2 hours, was another factor. She did not do good to herself for most of her carreer.
No, I meant in the early part of their careers when they were both teenagers (with more fragile bodies). Graf certainly played a much lighter schedule up to 1987 or so. Even in 1987, she played only 13 events all year, and in 1985, she skipped the entire Australian grass court circuit, choosing to rest after playing Filderstadt.
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"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Old Nov 1st, 2007, 09:18 PM   #904
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

Looking up info on the Steffi-Andre/Goran-Justine exhibition.
There was something that came up from the Montreal Gazette (blog)
Stephanie Myles blog on that event.

With, surprise, a thing that said Gaby was there a few days before
playing with Steffi. A catty comment about implants. But, other
than that, a nice reference.

She was in Germany last month?

If anyone wants, dig up some more info on it.

Never heard of this blogger before.

Steffi and Andre helped raise a lot of money for the event and
charity.
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

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A catty comment about implants.
I don't know if she's had those or not. In most of the pics I see it doesn't seem so. I hope she hasn't. Hopefully she doesn't follow in her, plastic surgery crazed, mother's footsteps. Mum looks like an alien.
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

Like I said, I've never read this blogger before.
But, the parts about the Graf-Agassi match were
decent. Who knows.

I think that was just the wonder of the push up bra.
Maybe that lady has never used one before. I agree
w/you about her mother. She should have some reverse
plastic surgery. She looked fine before, why did she
bother at all.
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Question Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

I never heard about Gaby doing surgery, I'm sure she never did that, as you said she just uses wonderbra, push-up as most of women do ! And the result is good ! She has lost a lot of weigh, now she looks like a model, I did see one of her last show she did take part in and she looked amazing, tall and very thin ! No doubt that she takes care of her body doing lot of sports ! But everything is natural, you can see that clearly !

Her mum did some surgery in the past and, as it happens lots of time with the passing of time, when people get older, it looks bad, the face is a bit destroyed and you can easily see who did surgery and who not !

If you have more information about what has been said in that blog, tell me OK. When is she supposed to have been in Germany ?

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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

Stephanie Myles for
the Montreal Gazette.

Her blog.


From what she posted, it looks like a couple of
days before the Agassi-Graf exhibition.
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

its cool if Gaby was in Germany playing with Steffi and no one heard much of it just two friends spending time together is nice to hear about if its true which i'm sure it is, there seems to be a lot of mutual respect going on there
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

as regards implants forget it not Gaby she is to normal a person to do something like that she looks incredible its just some stupid person having a snip at her cause the tabloid people can never find something about her to stick a scandel on.
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

HI guys, does anyone have pictures of Gabriela from 1985 or 1986? Or has anyone posted some good ones from that period here? thanks anyway!
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

Hey guys,

Just wondering if Sabatini is planning any more exhibitions with Steffi?. Also, has Monica played Sabatini in any exhibitions?. Appreciate any info out there.
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

I don't know anything about the things above. Who knows.

There was a mention at Yahoo's deportes page about Gabby being at,
or was at, a charity thing in Mar Del Plata in Argentina. Some
kind of kids event or building, she's a sponsor. Someone can look
up more, this week I believe.


You can try Wikipedia or any search engine for 'images' of anyone,
including Sabatini.
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

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you are all welcome, please comment about them once you see them
At first ,,,
I would like to represent myself, since this is my first post ,,,
Steffi and Gaby are my two all time favorites
I still look back nostalgic after soo many years, and I can't find anyone to compare with those two, in like, 15 years

Supercarlos, I would like to give my greatest 'thanx' to you 4 shearing STEFFI&GABY videos with us, OUT THE MEMORIES

One thing I didn't like about Steffi, is that it always seemed she couldn't accept the loss, you can see that clearly (us open, miami beach) and in many, many more matches in mid 90's ,,,
I don't know if that was because she was perfectionist putting too much preasure on herself, or because it seemed like she hated everyone who could beat her from time to time ,,, I guess both?
Fortunately, that has changed in the late 90's, I remember, losing wimbledon final to Davenport (she was so peacefull about it, she smiled next to Lindsay and not nervously turning her head away).

And Gaby ...
Nothing compares, nothing compares to you
Such a beautiful and warmhearted person, that could always accept the loss with so much dignity

And I was wondering supercarlos ...
have you got gaby&steffi wimbledon final?
i would really love to re-watch it?
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Re: The Gabriela Sabatini Thread!

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At first ,,,
I would like to represent myself, since this is my first post ,,,
Steffi and Gaby are my two all time favorites
I still look back nostalgic after soo many years, and I can't find anyone to compare with those two, in like, 15 years

Supercarlos, I would like to give my greatest 'thanx' to you 4 shearing STEFFI&GABY videos with us, OUT THE MEMORIES

One thing I didn't like about Steffi, is that it always seemed she couldn't accept the loss, you can see that clearly (us open, miami beach) and in many, many more matches in mid 90's ,,,
I don't know if that was because she was perfectionist putting too much preasure on herself, or because it seemed like she hated everyone who could beat her from time to time ,,, I guess both?
Fortunately, that has changed in the late 90's, I remember, losing wimbledon final to Davenport (she was so peacefull about it, she smiled next to Lindsay and not nervously turning her head away).

And Gaby ...
Nothing compares, nothing compares to you
Such a beautiful and warmhearted person, that could always accept the loss with so much dignity

And I was wondering supercarlos ...
have you got gaby&steffi wimbledon final?
i would really love to re-watch it?
Hi Tascha,
good choice with sabatini and Graf...:-) what's great about being a fan of both is that there are so many matches between the 2 to watch! (40) my personal faves : usopen90 of course, but also wimby 91 or 87, French 87, and of course all the matches that sabatini won :-),and I remember the olympics final was a very fast-paced, high level, good match as well. which are your favourites?
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