Maria confirms Olympic honour
Cape Town - World No 1 Maria Sharapova has confirmed she will be carrying the Russian flag at the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games.GALLERY: Women's French Open final
Sharapova confirmed the news on her Facebook page on Wednesday, writing: Ahh finally I can share some exciting news with you! After the third round of the French Open, I woke up to a pretty memorable message. The Russian Olympic committee chose me to be the flag bearer at this years Olympic opening ceremony. I am so honored, and especially excited as it will be my first Olympics in my career. I have had to keep this hush hush for two weeks and keeping secrets is not my best quality!
Men's No 1 Novak Djokovic is also in line to carry the flag
for Serbia at the opening ceremony on July 27.