Linda Pearce is the Chief Tennis Writer and general sports reporter for The Age. She writes about a range of sports, including football, netball, and gymnastics. Linda has twice been named Australian tennis writer of the year.
Linda Pearce By skipping the lucrative IPTL season to concentrate on a rigorous pre-season, the new Bernard Tomic says he will forgo a pay cheque of close to $200,000 for about three weeks work.
Linda Pearce The Queenslander will now be seeded for the first time at the Australian Open.
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios has escaped a fine for his second code violation warning in Shanghai, leaving any potential ban from ATP tournaments on hold for now.
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios is not quite ready for his tumultuous season to finish.
Linda Pearce The world No.1 says the Australian, who has received code violation warnings in three consecutive matches, needs to be patient and listen to the wisdom of past Australian greats.
Linda Pearce Australia's Bernard Tomic upset seventh seed David Ferrer to power into the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday, but fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios made an explosive exit.
Linda Pearce Australian wild thing Nick Kyrgios edged a step closer to a possible ATP ban when he was fined for a verbal outburst in his first round match at the Shanghai Masters.
Linda Pearce The strife-prone Aussie pals played up to the crowd in quite the audition for a vacant Davis Cup doubles spot.
Linda Pearce Roger Federer's Shanghai title defence has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Larissa Nicholson and Linda Pearce Up-and-comer Thanasi Kokkinakis says Nick Krygios yelling and smashing racquets is good for tennis.
Linda Pearce Shanghai. Australian tennis legend Rod Laver believes the biggest win of Nick Kyrgios' career encouraged a low-percentage style of play that is now damaging his ability to win major titles, and...
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios has continued his flirtation with the suspended six-month ban issued by the ATP, having received his second code violation warning in a week.
Linda Pearce "Survivor" is the first word national women's gymnastics coach Peggy Liddick uses to describe her world championships team member Mary-Anne Monckton.
Linda Pearce The countdown clock continues to tick on towards Lleyton Hewitt's imminent retirement, with the former world No.
Linda Pearce Tennis legend John Newcombe says the antics of Nick Kyrgios wouldn't have been tolerated on the tour in his playing days.
Linda Pearce For a third consecutive Davis Cup tie, Lleyton Hewitt will be playing as if it is his last - which it will be, should Australia lose its semi-final to Britain in Glasgow.
Linda Pearce A weekly Saturday twilight game and the continued expansion to larger venues are features of the 2016 ANZ Championship season.
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's bid for the Davis Cup captaincy is in the hands of a five-man Tennis Australia sub-committee to be chaired by Don Argus, the prominent businessman behind the sweeping 2011 review of...
Linda Pearce Thanasi Kokkinakis has been the collateral damage in the recent storm around his friend Nick Kyrgios and deserves kudos rather than criticism for his own behaviour, according to Tennis Australia...
Linda Pearce The last time Australia played Britain in a Davis Cup tie was on a custom-made claycourt – yes, clay – in Sydney in 2003, early in the last of Australia's 28 cup-winning years.