Former World No. 3 Gabriela Sabatini says she feels she is a privileged person in life as she turns 50 years old on May 16th. The Argentine tennis champion spoke to the Argentine daily La Nacion on her life and says she has no regrets looking back at her life.
"I feel that I am a privileged person in life, I did all the things I wanted to do, I continue doing them and having those possibilities is already a lot. The important thing is to feel good. "And I try to make a healthy life too, they are all things that leave one alone.
I am happy to be where I am, to have lived what I lived. Obviously one says, "Oops, well, certain things that might have been a little different." "It may be professional, it may be personal, but I also feel that I made the decisions that seemed right to me at the time and I felt and feel good.
Not that I regret something, not at all. "I always took the time to decide, not to rush, and to be safe. I am happy, I feel good to be where I am, for what I have and I am grateful" Sabatini is currently in Miami during the current global crisis but says she has no reason to complain.
"I cannot complain about anything, I am in a situation or in a very comfortable place, in Miami, where you can go out, do sports outside, that is very good. "I am here waiting to go to Switzerland at some point.
How does it affect me emotionally? It is trying to stop the head a little, because the human being is used to projecting himself, to think about the future, to plan. "In my case the same, I am constantly moving, then the head begins to think all these things and it becomes difficult, more than anything at night.
Sometimes I have a little trouble falling asleep, as I think it happens to everyone. "The people who are having a really bad time because of their financial situation are all things that are on their minds and how do you stop all that and not think.
" Sabatini says once the pandemic is over, she is waiting go for a coffee or ice cream with friends, see her loved ones and being able to hug them. During her career, Sabatini won the US Open in 1990, and the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two WTA Finals in 1988 and 1994, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.