Sochi 2014: Maria Sharapova's hopes for Olympic venue
22nd Winter Olympics
- Venue: Sochi, Russia
- Date: 6-23 February
Coverage: Live on BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website, Connected TVs, mobiles, BBC Sport app and Radio 5 live
Tennis star Maria Sharapova tells BBC Sport's Nick Hope it is "surreal" to see the transformation of the Winter Olympics host city Sochi, her home town.
The 26-year-old - who has won four grand slam titles, including Wimbledon in 2004 - was speaking at the opening of Samsung's Galaxy Studio in the Sochi Olympic park.
She says the Black Sea resort "is a beautiful venue for all the athletes" and has "some of the best slopes in the world".