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 Could world No. 15 Milos Raonic have been the top-20 successor to Lleyton Hewitt?
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's tone reveals doubts that Sam Stosur can make an impact at Open.
Linda Pearce BERNARD TOMIC'S regression last year will leave the world's No.9 Samantha Stosur as the only seeded Australian for a second consecutive grand slam.
Michael Chammas, Linda Pearce Last year, the Polish Radwanska sisters, Urszula and Agnieszka, were up in arms after being drawn against each other in the opening round of the Sydney International, which prompted them to threaten...
Linda Pearce Australian Open organisers earn praise from players for choosing to play Santa.
Linda Pearce Rankings dip means lone seed could meet any player in top eight as early as fourth round.
Linda Pearce The lead-up to the Australian Open has been notable for those who have been absent.
Linda Pearce For the reigning US Open champion the pressure to win a major is off, but he's sure that 2013 will bring new challenges.
Linda Pearce A stroke of luck for Bernard Tomic is a reprieve for a withdrawal-depleted Australian tournament.
Linda Pearce, Brisbane Grigor Dimitrov will contest his maiden ATP World Tour final at the Brisbane International.
Linda Pearce Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was close to claiming top billing in the world a year ago, but she is content to be heading into 2013 as world No. 8.
Linda Pearce AN OVERZEALOUS pedicurist has been fingered for disrupting the Australian Open preparation of defending champion Victoria Azarenka, who withdrew from Friday night's Brisbane International semi-final...
Linda Pearce A bad pedicure has been fingered for disrupting the Australian Open preparation of defending champion Victoria Azarenka.
Linda Pearce, Brisbane Alicia Molik and Rennae Stubbs are among the confirmed candidates for the Fed Cup captaincy vacated by David Taylor last month, with the possibility of a surprise late expression of interest from...
Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic continues his winning run at the Hopman Cup on Thursday night with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over world No. 23 Andreas Seppi.
Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic is showing the promising signs of some harsh lessons learnt and hard work completed.
Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will head to Melbourne with a 1-1 record from his only two official tournament matches before the Australian Open, his body no longer giving him any pain but still with some work to do...
Linda Pearce In recent months it has seemed that the only possible upside to Bernard Tomic's undignified stumble through the second half of the year was that it would temper Australian Open expectations as a...
Linda Pearce Australia pushed to three sets by world No.162 Igor Kunitsyn at Brisbane International.
Linda Pearce IF JARMILA GAJDOSOVA was considered lucky to avoid a second-round meeting with injured world No. 2 Maria Sharapova at the Brisbane International, and instead play replacement Lesia Tsurenko, the...