Martina Navratilova wore a dress for the first time in 20 years on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Chris Chase

Wearing a dress for the first time in 20 years, Martina Navratilova took to the parquet floor of "Dancing With The Stars" on Monday night. The former tennis star danced a foxtrot with Tony Dovolani and -- I'll stop right there. Given my dancing ability, there are no stones to throw. Let's just say that nobody will be forgetting her nine Wimbledons titles anytime soon.

The bar for receiving a standing ovation on "DWTS" must be low.

Navratilova and partner Tony Dovolani were among the worst scorers on opening night. Their foxtrot earned 20 points (out of 30) from judges, well behind the 26 points scored by Jaleel White, who did not do the Urkel Dance.

"I am extremely shy and can get embarrassed easily," Navratilova said afterward. "And dancing in front of millions was a huge challenge for me."

In a taped segment that aired before her dance, the 55-year-old cancer survivor said she hadn't worn a dress in more than 20 years. The dance steps may have been apprehensive, but Martina looked great making them.

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