Here are two excerpts from recent articles asking Amelie Mauresmo and Lindsay Davenport about Monica Seles’ upcomming appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Click on the source links for the full articles.
Q. You know, there’s a show here called Dancing With the Stars, and Monica Seles is going to compete as a ballroom dancer. Do you know anything about that?
AMELIE MAURESMO: A what?
Q. A ballroom dancer.
AMELIE MAURESMO: What is that?
Q. It’s a classical dance with a partner. (Speaking French.)
AMELIE MAURESMO: Okay.
Q. It’s a reality dance show. She has to perform every week as a dancer.
AMELIE MAURESMO: Like, is she learning to do that?
Q. She’s learning with a partner, spending six to seven hours a day.
AMELIE MAURESMO: Oh, shit. Oh, yeah. She — yeah.
Q. I was just kind of wondering what your thoughts are about it. I don’t know if you can comment on it, but your thoughts about Monica competing as a dancer against other celebrities.
AMELIE MAURESMO: I don’t really have a thought about that. I guess she probably wants to have fun and learn to dance, which is convenient, sometimes, but… Yeah. What can I tell you?
Q. Does that interest you?
AMELIE MAURESMO: We don’t have this show in France. Not yet, anyway.
Q. Would it interest you to watch her, see how she does?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, why not?
Q. Monday night.
A AMELIE MAURESMO: When?
Q. Monday night.
AMELIE MAURESMO: Okay. I’ll try to think about it. What time? 8:00?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Okay. Good. Early night. Good.
If Davenport has her way, she won’t be playing Monday night at the Pacific Life Open. That’s because Davenport wants to be home watching her friend and tennis star Monica Seles in her debut on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
“I heard she’s just doing so well, so I wish her all the luck,” Davenport said. Davenport said she believes Seles can stay on the show for a few weeks.
“When people see her I think they’ll be reminded of why they love her so much,” Davenport said. “We’ll be voting for her.”