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 Top seeds Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith, No. 4 Ben Mitchell and defending champion Jordan Thompson have advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open wildcard playoff, with the coveted...
Linda Pearce Olivia Rogowska is determined to keep reminding herself that this has been her best season, even as the late-entry top seed finds herself back at Melbourne Park attempting to win an Australian Open...
Linda Pearce Luke Saville seems to have been a promising player for so long that unflattering comparisons with the slightly younger, already more celebrated, Nick Kyrgios are inevitable.
Linda Pearce Daria Gavrilova has Vegemite and avocado on toast each morning, swears an AFL allegiance to Carlton through her boyfriend and fellow junior grand slam winner Luke Saville, and is still trying to...
Linda Pearce Among the various health and feud-related subplots entwined in one of the feelgood stories of the tennis year - Switzerland and Roger Federer's maiden Davis Cup title in France a fortnight ago - is...
Linda Pearce If Nick Kyrgios' purple Newcombe Medal suit was not quite loud enough, the Wimbledon quarter-finalist also appeared keen to make a particular verbal statement at the recent tennis awards function.
Linda Pearce A major revamp of Tennis Australia's player development department under new director of performance Patrick Rafter is well underway.
Linda Pearce Ask Lleyton Hewitt whether Nick Kyrgios has what it takes to become Australia's next great tennis player, and our most recent world No.
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Linda Pearce Roger Federer's famous name was conspicuously absent from the star-studded original line-up lured to lend their cachet to the first season of the International Premier Tennis League.
Linda Pearce A year after Melbourne spent "A Night with Roger Federer and Friends" in the name of charity, Sydney will on January 12 host "'One Night With Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt" to launch a new...
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios has declared himself a genuine contender for next year's Australian Open title, as former great John Newcombe has urged the Canberra teenager to ensure his self-belief is healthy bravado...
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios does not yet own a tour-level title, but won the most talked-about match of the Australian tennis year amid great global acclaim, and thus the 2014 Newcombe Medal for the nation's...
Linda Pearce Australian Nick Kyrgios will set up his northern hemisphere training base in London.
Linda Pearce Roger Federer's back injury may not be the only concern for Switzerland ahead of this week's Davis Cup final.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic has completed the predicted hat-trick of ATP World Tour Finals, but this time without hitting a ball in the deciding match.
Linda Pearce Just as John McEnroe once pursued Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors, so Novak Djokovic is still striving to join the conversation dominated by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Linda Pearce Finally, a contest. Finally, however briefly, a challenger to the dominance of Novak Djokovic.
Linda Pearce Roger Federer saved four match points before winning a gripping semi-final in a deciding set tiebreak against fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up a dream ATP World Tour Final climax...
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios is the top-ranked and highest-profile among the 10 students at the ATP University.