Andrea Sestini Hlavackova traded her tennis sneakers for a pair of dancing shoes to Cha-cha onto the latest season of StarDance, the Czech Republic’s answer to Dancing with the Stars.

Sestini Hlavackova was ranked as high as No. 3 in doubles and captured three majors across women’s doubles and mixed, but has been off the tour since giving birth to daughter Bibi in the summer of 2019.


She announced her participation in StarDance in September alongside longtime friend and figure skater Tomas Verner, who topped the leaderboard after a competitive first week.

Dancing the Cha-cha with partner Michal Necpal, Sestini Hlavackova scored an average of 6.25 from the four judges to earn a total of 25 points, placing her fifth behind Verner and three other teams.

Check out her first dance here.