What Happened To Gabriela Sabatini: Her Tennis Career Ended? 

Argentine former tennis player Gabriela Sabatini was one of the professional players in the late-1980s and early-1990s. How did she reach the peak? During her 12 years of profession, she won the final and earned the Women’s Singles title at the US Open in 1990 against German player Steffi Graf.

Sabatini was in the final of the Women’s Singles event at Wimbledon in 1991 from age 15 to 26. She earned 27 singles titles and retired in 1996, aged 26. This was not the end, she is still making her name in many works. Let’s take an overview of Gabriela Sabatini’s Successful Career, Married Life and Where Is She Now?


Profile Summary

👩Full name:Gabriela Sabatini

👩‍🦰Nickname: The Great Gabriela Sabatini

🏠Place Of Birth: Buenos Aires

✝️ Religion: Christianity

🌎Nationality: Argentina

🕵️‍♀️ Profession: Former Tennis Player

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Physical Appearance

🧍‍♀️ Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)

⏲️ Weight:  kg (106 lbs)

👁️ Eye Color: Black

💇‍♀️ Hair Color: Black

About Gabriela Sabatini

Born in Buenos Aires, she got an interest in tennis by watching her brother and father. She is the daughter of Osvaldo (an executive with General Motors) and Beatriz Sabatini. Tennis was her natural talent and passion, her brother told Ron Arias in People, “She begged me to let her play.

At 10, she was ranked as number one in the country’s 12 and under division. Sabatini first came to prominence and won the Girls’ Singles event at the 1984 French Open as a fourteen-year-old. After that, she got a peak at her career.

Gabriela Sabatini Biography

Early Struggles

After completing her junior high school, and winning all the local competitions, she planned to move further. She moved to Flordia and made contracts with coach Patricio Apey. Apey, a former Chilean Davis Cup player was impressed with her ability and it was good news for her. She attained this opportunity and started her career as a tennis player.

Sabatini came to an appearance in the international tennis world in 1984. At that time, she was the winner of eight junior tournaments. That same year, she was the winner of the U.S. Open tournament and named “The Great Sabatini.” She was the youngest player at that time and was ranked number 15.  August 1985 was the best month for her as in the quarterfinals of the United Jersey Bank Classic she beat Pam Shriver. In that same year, she was called Tennis Magazine’s Rookie of the Year.

After Fame

In 1988, she won $1 million but lost both the Summer Olympics and U.S. Open finals to Graf. She didn’t get any title afterward but remained to earn healthful wealth. In 1990, she lost the French Open and she decided to change her coach and later hired a Brazilian player Carlos Kimayr. He suggested her to stop lifting weights and asked her to increase her speed.

As a result, she won the Grand Slam title beating Graf in 1990. It was the time when she was ranked number one in the world. Later, she faced Monica Seles and got down which lasted almost four hours. In 1991, she earned $4 million and promoted the fragrance at 1991 which cost $50 for a quarter-ounce.


Sabatini’s success at such a young age made her a star. Her very first agent was Dick Dell, at 14, who mentioned that she focused a lot on losing energy instead of being a normal childhood. After moving United States, she dropped out of school. She was unable to speak English and was cold and aloof. Along with her abilities, she continued to work hard. Here are a few awards;

1985: Tennis magazine’s Rookie of the Year

1988: silver medal, Olympic Games,

1998: winner, U.S. Open

1990: Twenty-seven career singles titles Championships.

Gabriela Sabatini retirement


In 1992 Sabatini won five tournaments, but she was losing her interest in the game. In 1996, she faced a pulled stomach muscle and remained at rest. Her ranking dropped to 31 and lost her last match, against Jennifer Capriati on October 15. She announced her retirement and showed her interest in the perfume business. She is living a private life. Her perfumes are promoted by Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, which also commercials other celebrity fragrances.

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