Jan 14, 2014; Melbourne, AUSTRALIA; Maria Sharapova (RUS) during her match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) on day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Mandatory Credit: Matthias Hauer/GEPA via USA TODAY Sports

Maria Sharapova will report on Olympics from Sochi

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In just a few weeks, tennis star Maria Sharapova will be reporting from Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

According to the Associated Press,

“Everyone seems to think I will be commentating on winter sports. I’m not a bobsledding expert,” Sharapova told reporters Saturday after her 6-1, 7-6 (6) win over Alize Cornet in the third round of the Australian Open. “I will confirm I won’t be commentating.”


“I’m going to be showcasing the city of Sochi to a worldwide audience,” she said. “I’m going to be with a few different co-hosts around the city, in the village and then I’m going to be doing a few segments in the studio.”

Sharapova used to live in Sochi, Russia during her childhood. She lived there until she was six years old. She won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics when she was representing Russia as well.

Sharapova will have a few extra days to prepare for her new job, as she was upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

How do you think she will do with a microphone in her hand instead of a tennis racquet? Leave a comment below.

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