Sharapova to serve as Sochi Olympics correspondent for NBC

by: Jonathan Scott November 13, 2013

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Maria Sharapova, rehabbing at the present time due to shoulder bursitis, will play NBC correspondent during the Winter Olympic Games that begin on February 6, 2014. The native of Sochi, Russia, reported the news on her website today and should provide a unique perspective to the broadcast.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the NBC family for this year's Olympic Games in my hometown of Sochi," Sharapova told E! News. "The Olympic experience is unlike anything else, and as a past Olympian it means even more to me for the Games to be hosted in such a remarkable place. Sochi has such a rich history and culture, and I'm excited that it will now hold a place in so many athletes' hearts from all over the world."

Sharapova carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She then won a silver medal, taking just one game off of Serena Williams in the final played in Wimbledon's environs.

How do you think Sharapova will perform in this new broadcasting role?

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