Paris: Maria Sharapova is making the London Olympics one of her top priorities this year after missing the Beijing Games with an injury.
The third-ranked Russian has already won three Grand Slams but has never competed at the Olympics.
"Representing my country there will be a huge honor for me," Sharapova said. "I'm really looking forward to the grass season. Wimbledon is a big goal every single year. And obviously, two weeks later coming into the Olympics, which I've never been a part of in my career — something that I've wanted to do and be a part of since I was a young kid. In Russia, as an athlete, that was the biggest dream, the biggest goal."