Former Argentine tennis player Gabriela Sabatini will receive an important award from the ITF in recognition of her great career

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This Tuesday, the best tennis player in the history of Argentina, Gabriela Sabatini (49) , will receive the Philippe Chatrier Award at Roland Garros in recognition of her career , during a dinner of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

“I feel very grateful for receiving this award. When you look back, you realize everything that tennis is. It is a sport that gave me much more than I gave it. I feel that everything I am , and what I can do today is thanks to tennis. It was what opened my mind, what gave me the opportunity to travel, which is what I like the most,” the 1990 US Open winner began by pointing out. at a press conference in Paris.

Likewise, she continued adding that “all those things that I did and do, many times in private, is because I feel that way, because I feel very grateful for all the years that I lived with tennis .”

It should be noted that the Philippe Chatrier Award, which rewards individuals and organizations for their contributions to tennis, is named after the man who was president of the International Tennis Federation from 1977 to 1991 . The center court at Roland Garros also bears that name.

It has been awarded since 1996 and before Sabatini it was received by great former tennis players such as John McEnroe, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Rod Laver and Gustavo Kuerten , among others, as well as personalities such as the former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Juan Antonio Samaranch.

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