Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce

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.

Tennis

Win sees Stosur through to second round

Linda Pearce, London Sam Stosur's impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro last night earned her a place in the second round for the first time in three years.

Stosur stepping up

Coming through: Sam Stosur chases down a shot from Carla Suarez Navarro yesterday.

Linda Pearce, London Giant opening leap with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.

Positive signs for Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce, London Lindsay Davenport says women's champion will be Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova.

Tennis

Stosur Australia's sole hope after near-wipeout at Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce, London Australia is without a representative in the second round of the men's draw at Wimbledon for the first time since 1938, after 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt followed beaten 20th seed Bernard Tomic,...

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Australia all out as Stosur's hoodoo strikes

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce LONDON: Australia's bleak Wimbledon took another inglorious turn last night, when Sam Stosur's 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 loss to Dutch left-hander Arantxa Rus left the once-powerful tennis nation without a...

Tennis

It hasn't been my very best: Stosur weighs Wimbledon loss

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur likes grass a little more than she used to, but still not terribly much. For the ninth time in 10 visits to Wimbledon, the Queenslander lost before the third round, and was left scratching...

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Tennis

New low as slack Stosur crashes out

Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce, London Sam Stosur crashes out of Wimbledon leaving Australia without a singles representative in the third round of a grand slam for the first time in the Open era.

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Tennis

No time to mope: Stosur

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce, London Australia's worst Wimbledon performance since 1939 and Sam Stosur's latest ill-fated quest to improve her poor record at the grasscourt major ended simultaneously, and early, on the tournament's...