When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I'd be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.
— Gabriela Sabatini
There were so much affairs of me created by the media... of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.
It's amazing, it doesn't feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.
It came so soon and so fast. It's just overwhelming. Every time I think about it, I just can't believe it.
I was formerly so stuck into plans. I can now live more spontaneously. This I want not yet to give away.
I want not, that everybody hears about. Then I can't longer be myself.
I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence.
I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction.
I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.
I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.
When I finally held the trophy, it was just how I imagined it would be.
The difficult part was to tell the world that I was finishing.
Regarding the Hall of Fame, when they decided I was going to be one of the possible candidates, when I heard that, I was so thrilled. You're always hoping for something like that.
It's a great moment for Argentinean tennis, more on the men's side. I would like to see more on the women's side. I think we have to work a little bit more on that.
I'm having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.
I was feeling a lot of confidence, so I wanted to take advantage of that and keep playing.
I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value.
I served, she came to the net, it was a passing shot.
I lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone.
I didn't know what was going through my mind.
For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.
What these guys are doing is great for Argentinean tennis. This is motivating other people.
That was one of those moments where I felt so confident. I played three matches in the same day.
Now I have the bravery to do fine things.
It was very hard for me to practice and enjoy my tennis, and I didn't know the why, so I worked with psychologists to try and see what was happening. They pushed me really hard.
I work out in a studio. Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours. I need it. I can't cease it.
I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials.
I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them.
I have an office in Argentina, I go there every day, so I work.
I carried through well with my tennis. I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.