RECAP: Tennis Champ Martina Navratilova Eliminated From 'DWTS'
Martina Navratilova, a nine-time Wimbledon tennis champ, was the first to get the boot from Dancing with the Stars' 14th season on ABC. Navratilova and professional dancing partner Tony Dovolani found themselves in jeapordy along with rocker Gavin DeGraw and his partner Karina Smirnoff.
Navratilova, 55, said she wished she could have had another chance to prove herself as a ballroom dancer. "I'll miss Tony. We had a lot of fun. I started feeling the dances better," she told People. "And I really felt so much more confident yesterday than the first week. Go figure."
Dovolani had kind words for the tennis legend, as well. "Martina's probably one of the most wonderful people I've ever had the chance to work with," he said. "Not only is she a female icon, but she has probably the kindest heart I've ever met. So, I'm actually pretty destroyed right now."
Tuesday night's episode featured a live performance from the country music band Sugarland, as well as backstage peaks at remaining contestants, including Latino soap star William Levy, The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and Family Matters actor Jaleel White.