Tennis great Martina Navratilova will compete on the 14th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

ABC announced the 12 competitors for the upcoming season during Tuesday's Good Morning America.

The 55-year-old Navratilova will compete against Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Donald Driver, Sherri Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw, Roshon Fegan, Maria Menounos, Jaleel White, Gladys Knight, William Levy, and Katherine Jenkins.

Navratilova, who dominated the women's tennis circuit for more than a decade, racking up 18 Grand Slam wins and a record 9 women's single titles at Wimbledon, came out gay in 1981. She is among a handful of openly gay sports figures.

In announcing the cast, GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts noted that traditionally athletes enjoy an advantage on the show.

“But tennis is all closed up. This is all open. My hands are totally doing the wrong thing,” Navratilova said. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The inclusion of two openly gay LGBT contestants – Chaz Bono and Carson Kressley – last season created controversy.

Bono's inclusion in particular prompted calls from social conservatives to boycott the show. Opponents claimed children watching the show would be traumatized by watching Bono, a transgender man, dancing on the reality show.

(Related: Megyn Kelly calls Keith Ablow's attack on Chaz Bono “irresponsible.”)

The fourteenth season of Dancing with the Stars premiers on Monday, March 19.