Monica Moves On To Mambo

Monica Seles may have caught some criticism for her performance on the first round of Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night, but she isn’t letting that dampen her enthusiasm.

“The less than perfect scores from the judges couldn’t dampen my mood,” Seles said. “I’d done something I never thought I could do. Tennis and ballroom dancing may not be crossover sports but if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s how to stage a fierce comeback.”

Seles said she’s eager to get back to work with partner Jonathan Roberts.

“Thankfully I have the best mixed doubles partner a girl could get,” Seles said. “Jonathan gives new meaning to the word patient and he doesn’t let me stop until I get it right.”

After her nerve-wracking debut she says: “The first thing I thought was, I can’t wait to do this again. I practically skipped on my way backstage. I’m off to rehearsal now —there’s a Mambo waiting to be nailed on Monday.”