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.
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Linda Pearce Melbourne Vixens' unbeaten start to the season is over, ended by the Queensland Firebirds.
Linda Pearce A player who didn't start in any game last season has so far played seven quarters out of eight.
Linda Pearce Sam Stosur will next month make the long trek back home from the northern hemisphere to Queensland for Australia's first Fed Cup semi-final since 1993.
Linda Pearce Hand surgery to Melbourne Vixens shooter Erin Hoare has prompted teenager Alice Teague-Neeld's promotion from training partner to temporary squad member for Sunday's preliminary final rematch against...
Linda Pearce The Melbourne Vixens' newest wing defence is receiving personal tuition from arguably the best netball's seen.
Linda Pearce Having just recently celebrated her 21st birthday, the most that Kate Moloney has seen of arguably (but, well, who could object?) netball's greatest ever wing defence has been some video footage of...
Linda Pearce Queensland Firebirds' goal shooting ace Romelda Aiken will be fit to play against the Melbourne Vixens on Sunday.
Linda Pearce Never have the expectations been higher than this season for the impressive-on-paper Perth outfit
Linda Pearce Vixens forced to prepare for a unique 9.18am start, the earliest of the season.
Linda Pearce Vixens make impressive start to the new ANZ Championship year, outplaying the Northern Mystics 58-34.
Linda Pearce Madi Robinson now finds herself with another new name: new senior citizen of the Vixens' midcourt.
Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander says changes in personnel to ANZ Championship teams creates a level playing field in race for title
Linda Pearce There are three Vixens - Jo Weston, Liz Watson and Caitlyn Strachan - among the 14 new names on ANZ Championship team lists for 2014, and one ground-breaking African, Tactix recruit Mwai Kumwenda of...
Linda Pearce Cath Cox is the oldest. Caitlyn Strachan has waited the longest. Jo Weston has emerged the fastest. Liz Watson has arrived the latest.
Linda Pearce Monte Carlo Masters in mid-April probable where and when of Bernard Tomic's tournament return.
Linda Pearce With a virtual international team, the New Zealand side is tipped for big things in 2014.
Linda Pearce Liz Watson can scarcely believe how her sporting life has changed in one week.
Linda Pearce Combinations were tested and recruits given important playing minutes ahead of the ANZ Championship's opening round.
Linda Pearce Having filled in for Kent earlier, Watson has now been named as her ongoing replacement.