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 The Russian doping ban - which could include the 2016 Rio Olympics - has been met with swift reaction worldwide.
Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic's cellmate in Miami after his sensational July arrest was a petty thief who had pinched a TV.
Linda Pearce Neither Bernard Tomic nor Nick Kyrgios are contenders for this year's Newcombe Medal.
Linda Pearce Australia's two top-ranked men, trouble-prone pair Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios, have both been excluded from the six-player list of finalists for the Newcombe Medal, Tennis Australia's annual...
Linda Pearce New Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt believes Nick Kyrgios could be one of the best things to happen to tennis.
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt has been officially confirmed as Australia's seventh Davis Cup captain.
Linda Pearce Australia with Caitlin Bassett led New Zealand 28-21 half-way through Sunday's third Constellation Cup game; Australia without the injured Bassett lost the last two quarters by 10 goals, and the...
Linda Pearce Australia's key netball retirements came after the World Cup finals win in August. New Zealand's are expected to follow Friday's final match in the Constellation Cup series, and include captain Casey...
Linda Pearce Australia have suffered a surprise 50-47 loss to New Zealand in game three of the Constellation Cup series.
Linda Pearce When sports psychologists observe Nick Kyrgios, what do they see?
Linda Pearce If Kim Ravaillion is not the world's fittest netballer, then appearances are deceptive indeed. But the personal trainer and Diamonds' centre is content if her opponents think she is indefatiguable;...
Linda Pearce Gretel Tippett is set to become Australia's 165th international netball representative just four years after first playing the game.
Linda Pearce New world No.18 Bernard Tomic believes he is already playing top-eight-standard tennis as he enters the three-event home stretch of his most consistent season, starting with a first-round bye as the...
Linda Pearce Kei Nishikori stands alone as an Asian presence near the pointy end of the ATP rankings.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic and Bernard Tomic share Balkans heritage, friendship, and often a practice court, and the world No.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic has ended Bernard Tomic's impressive run at the Shanghai Masters with a hard-fought quarter-final win.
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.