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!