I have been away overseas in the UK for a while but am now back! Hope you are all well. I have just been reading the threads and picked up today's paper the Herald Sun (which is produced in Melbourne) and found the following:
The article is mainly about the William sisters practising but there was also this lovely little paragraph tucked in there:
"Also appearing at Melbourne Park yesterday (being Tuesday) were 1995 champion Mary Pierce, Amerlie Mauresmo from France and US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova."
Hopefully this is enough to convince us all that Mary is 100% to play!