Gabriela Sabatini shone in her debut at Roland Garros and left several plays for the ovation: “It was a huge emotion”

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This was the premiere of Gabriela Sabatini and Gisela Dulko at Roland Garros

With a smile in the face, Gabriela Sabati he went back to playing tennis. And she did it with a great friend like Gisela Dolko. At the premiere of the Roland Garros Legend tournament, The Argentine duo defeated the couple made up of Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandezfrom United States, for a double 6-3.

It was quite an attraction for the public that occupied the seats in the Suzanne Lenglen to see the best tennis player in Argentine history. And Gaby, like her companion and friend, enjoyed her return. This time to the brick dust of one of the most important tournaments in the world. “There were nerves”was one of the first words that Sabatini said after the victory against the couple from the United States.

“It’s all new. It is the first time I play on this court. When we got warm it was special. It was a huge emotion”followed the player who knew how to be the Argentine flag bearer at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and won a silver medal in her only Olympic experience.

Sabatini and Dulko showed their full category in Paris. Visibly happy to be able to play in an iconic setting for the sport that led them to represent their country around the world, they played the game as if it were one of their careers. They got 35 winning shots, against the seven that the American couple reached. What’s more, they made only 16 unforced errors with Gisela.

Although the Davenport/Fernández duo broke Gabriela’s serve on her first two serving occasions, it was the 52-year-old former professional tennis player herself who gave herself the pleasure of closing the first set with a spectacular volley into the net. “The serve was always a less strong point. We feel pretty good today. Now we are going to be calmer”Sabatini commented in dialogue with ESPN at the end of the duel.

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