How The Stars Of WTA Will Tune Into The Sochi Olympics

How The Stars Of WTA Will Tune Into The Sochi Olympics

Maria Sharapova might be an Olympics hostess, but she’s far from being the only tennis player excited by the Games.

Here’s what some of the WTA stars are set to watch on telly.

By Teodora Lyubomirova – Lead Tennis Writer – @teolyub

Andrea Petkovic likes a bit of action – apart from the downhill and slalom skiing, where Germany have strong positions, she’ll be bracing for mind-blowing performances at ski jumping and snowboarding.

She said: “It’s so exciting to watch all the girls and guys doing all this crazy stuff in all these winter events.”

Daniela Hantuchova, being a keen skier since the age of three, will follow the ski events but will mostly keep an eye on the hockey. After all, Slovakia reached the 2013 World Championship quarter-finals and the sport is number one in the country.

Doubles legend Lisa Raymond is thrilled by figure skating, saying: “The skaters are so graceful and elegant to watch, yet make me so nervous! I usually have one hand covering my eyes when watching in case someone falls.”

Aleksandra Wozniak went even further: “I loved skating when I was little and imagined myself in a rink figure skating and creating my own moves. I would skate for hours and lose track of time so much that my toes would freeze, and afterwards my friends would tell me, ‘You’re going to get frost bite,’ and I was like, ‘What’s that?’”

But what would Sam Stosur watch in sunny Australia? She said: “I don’t really have a favourite winter sport as it’s not really something we can watch much in Australia.

“However, I do think the aerial jumps are pretty awesome, that takes some guts to go out and do!”

Stosur better get her hopes up – Australia is sending their biggest ever team to Sochi and there’s a good chance for triumph at the snowboarding and freestyle skiing. She better tune in!

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