Sabatini has won the title three times, including the past two championships.* People's 50 Most Beautiful People list for 1998 includes Alex Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners, tennis player Anna Kournikova (who, when asked to recall a time when she looked her best, gazed into a mirror and replied, "I look good now"), figure skater Ilia Kulik, model-surfer Malia Jones and model Paralympic champion Chris Waddell. She is also one of People magazine`s "50 Most Beautiful People". Now Sabatini will be the first tennis player to be honored with her own rose, which will be unveiled at the Virginia Slims of Florida tennis tournament, March 2 through 8, at Polo Club Boca Raton.The perennial tanned legs are white, but more telling, the smile that has adorned sports and glamour magazines around the world, is back.
* Bob Costas won his 11th Sports Emmy Award and Dick Enberg took home his ninth last month.
PARIS -- Steffi Graf is the oldest semifinalist, and she`s two weeks away from her 19th birthday.
Carillo waited there as Novotna served for the match again at 5-4 and 6-5.
Carillo watched Novotna miss two match points in the tiebreaker.
"The Gabriela Sabatini Rose is our way of recognizing Gabriela for winning three titles," said Carrie Cromartie, vice-president of Liddun International, the sports marketing firm that produces the Virginia Slims of Florida."She truly embodies the grace and elegance of the sport." "This is the first time anyone has named a flower after me, and that makes it special," said Sabatini from Melbourne, where she is competing in the Australian Open.