Finally confirmation about Sania Mirza....
Auckland's ASB Tennis Classic has lost one of its draw cards.
The WTA Tour has confirmed that Indian star Sania Mirza has withdrawn from January's tournament, now that India has qualified for the Hopman Cup which is in Perth at the same time.
Mirza would have had a big following here amongst the Indian community.
She is currently ranked 66th in the world.
Thank you for everything Mercedes, now please be nice to Socrates for me, perhaps fetch him a bird or two. We love you, always.