Monica Selles- Dancing with the Stars

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  1. maneater

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    She got the lowest score... were a couple of days behind in the uk, so i dunno if shes out or not yet.. is anyone else watching it?
     
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    I hate to admit it, but I too am watching Dancing With the Stars, just to see how Monica is going to do of course. I didn't think she did so bad, but the other woman were just so much better unfortunately. I would hate to see her get eliminated from the show because it seems like she made so much progress from her dance training. And she actually looks very beautiful, more so than she did during her playing days. I guess she aged nicely like a fine wine. Good luck Monica!
     
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    Only if she did dance during her career she would have had better foot work a shame :/
     
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    I find it a little desperate how the tennis "establishment" is pulling for votes for Seles. It's as though if she's shows poorly, it'll reflect badly upon the sport, and that we need to band together with our votes to prevent that from happening. I don't know any guys who watch this pap - what a dumb show concept!
     
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    Seles as a tennis player wasn't exactly graceful either. I mean she was truly the Jan-Michael Gambil/Kaarsten Braasch of women's tennis. She never won on style points, and you could make a case that her strokes were among the least graceful ever. Her way of playing reminded me of someone swinging away brutally off both sides...with a meat cleaver in each hand. Her finest attributes on a tennis court was her racket head speed, unparalleled fearlessness to go for it without any hesitation on the biggest of points, her almost supernatural powers of concentration, her ball ANTICIPATION rather than her fleet feet, her freakish hand-eye coordination and ability to take it on the rise, etc. In other words, really none of her super strengths that made her so GREAT in tennis are really applicable here.

    I think if you were looking for tennis players who might have potential on a show like this you'd look to people like Cedric Pioline, Guy Forget, Chris Evert, Gabriela Sabatini, Michael Stich, Goolagong, the Bryans, Corretja, Pernfors, Ferrero, Ferreira, Federer, Date, Moya, LEANDER PAES, Goran, Carlos Costa, Hingis, Arazi, Edberg, Rios, Safin, Malivai Washington, even Bruguera/Wilander, etc.

    You probably WOULDN'T want to try this out on people like Lendl, Navratalova, Muster, Canas, Connors, Courier, Becker, Bhupati, Alberto Costa, Gambill, Gustaffson, Larsson, Todd Martin, Brad Gilbert, Arantxa, Hewitt, etc.

    The guys who I think would be either REALLY surprisingly good or REALLY surprisingly bad with NO in between would be guys like...Chang, Alexandria Stevenson, Nadal, the Williams sisters, Capriati, Dent, Kafelnikov, Mauresmo, Henin, Patty Cake Scynder, Sampras, Agassi, Rafter, Krajicek, Korda, Cash, Santoro, Clement, Pozzi, McEnroe, Spadea, AND JUSTIN GIMELSTOB.

    My pick though would be Korda as the surprise sensation of the season with his signature "scissor kick" quick-step shuffle.
     
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    Seles unfortunately was the worse female dancer. Awkward and looked really uncomfortable with her partner. Some of the guys like Guttenberg were just as bad.
     
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  7. scotus

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    Hey, I am happy as long as she doesn't grunt.
     
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    Evonne Goolagong was probably the most graceful player on court I ever saw - she moved almost like she was dancing. I think a guy like Yannick Noah probably also would do well on a dance show - he was pretty fluid.
     
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    she's awful. it's embarrassing. i cannot believe she even decided to do the show. it makes me cringe.
     
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    Monica Seles was the first woman eliminated tonight on Dancing With the Stars.
     
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    Awww, so sad. :( I bet if she had just a little more time she could have gotten pretty good.
     
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    I'm just glad Steffi Graf wasn't a part of it - I don't think I could handle another Graf/Seles thread...:roll:
     
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    I have to admit, she was really out of sync. She wasn't flowing with the music or her partner. I wasn't surprised.
     
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  14. ryan808

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    She was pretty stiff, but she looked more beautiful and fitter than she did on tour.
     
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  15. 2 Cent

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    her first performance was awful and unnatural.
    but her 2nd performance was kinda sexy with her gyrating hips. :)
     
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  16. Moose Malloy

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    anyone else thinks that she looks like Celine Dion?
     
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  17. krosero

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    right here.
     
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  18. NikeWilson

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    she does look a bit like Celine.

    btw, i hear they get paid $100,000 to participate on the show.
     
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  19. scotus

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    Yep, that's exactly what one guy on ESPN said.
     
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