Dancing with the Stars has had a love affair with tennis at times, with Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles both appearing, at least fleetingly, as competitors on the hit American TV program.
DWTS returned to tennis as inspiration, in the midst of an all-athlete season that curiously boasts no tennis players among the performers. Come for the big-band cover of Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" and stay for the litany of fun tennis references among the dance moves, props and clothes.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, notorious ice-skater Tonya Harding, 2018 Pyeongchang luge medalist Chris Mazdzer and American footballer Josh Norman took to the stage as tennis court for a dance performance that yielded few unforced errors and a lot of smiles and (when it was over) panting. Advantage: tennis.
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