BBC Sport - Sochi 2014: Maria Sharapova's hopes for Olympic venue

Sharapova on 'surreal' Sochi

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".

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