From Hard courts: real life on the professional tennis tours, by John Feinstein: Almost no one had picked Sabatini to be a factor in this Open.Nothing she had done prior to the tournament indicated that she could turn her year around her year around in New York.So it was no surprise when the first set of the women’s final was a 6-2 romp. Graf was spraying passing shots all over, mishitting forehands that would have endangered the planes if they’d still been flying overhead.
Sabatini was now committed totally to Carlos Kirmayr‘s and Dick Dell’s plan that she attack all the time.
Once she got to the net she had a huge wingspan and was tough to pass.
Fernandez, a baseliner all the way, stood back and blasted.
The other day your correspondent contacted a fellow who was in Gabriela Sabatini's apartment in Key Biscayne, Florida, bragging that he had been there for three weeks.
Had it been anybody other than Patricio Apey, the temptation would have been to laugh and hang up.