(November 13, 2013) World No. 4 Maria Sharapova will put down her tennis racquet for a microphone during the upcoming NBC coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The Russian who lived in the town until she was six will work as a correspondent for the games offering both insight and commentary when the games begin on February 7, 2014.
The four-time major winner and former No. 1 Sharapova was the flag bearer for Russia for 2012 Olympic games in London, where she earned a silver medal in Women’s singles, crushed by Serena Williams in the gold medal match.
Sharapova posted the news on her twitter account:
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) November 13, 2013