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 BERNARD TOMIC may have no plans to speak to Pat Rafter before September but the Davis Cup captain does not intend to let the January sun set on his stand-off with Australia's first tournament winner...
Linda Pearce Davis Cup captain does not intend to let January sun set on stand-off with Tomic.
Linda Pearce Roger Federer tests himself as he enters each pre-season, his 2012-13 period between official matches having stretched out longer than before.
Linda Pearce Linda Pearce talks to Australia's most topical player, a rare talent with an uncanny knack for finding controversy.
Linda Pearce SERENA Williams makes jokes about arthritis these days, about the good-time girl who has become so staid that she often fancies a nanna nap, and so dull that sometimes she even bores herself.
Linda Pearce Reigning Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic noticed a new maturity in Bernard Tomic.
Linda Pearce Serena Williams makes jokes about arthritis these days, about the good-time girl who has become so staid that she often fancies a nanna nap, and so dull that sometimes she even bores herself.
Linda Pearce Last year's longest-ever grand slam final will not be repeated at this Australian Open.
Linda Pearce Tomic has decided to extend his Rafter-imposed suspension from the first Davis Cup tie.
Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will spend the year travelling with his pal Peter Luczak, the promoted hitting partner who will effectively co-coach the dual grand slam champion in tandem with the more stay-at-home...
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt gets ready to look towards the day when he will finally call it quits.
Linda Pearce In tit-for-tat with Rafter, Tomic declares he will not be back until world group play-off round.
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt plans to speak with Bernard Tomic about the Queenslander's decision to boycott Australia's second Davis Cup tie this year, and perhaps prompt a rethink.
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.