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.

Williams's bid takes a whacky turn

Australian Open Tennis Day 4 ,  Serena Williams during her victory over Garbine Muguruza on Rod Laver Arena , Serena feels her lip after hitting herself with the racket on a follow through
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 17th of January 2013

Linda Pearce OPPONENTS are struggling to inflict damage on Serena Williams but the Australian Open favourite is doing a good job of doing it to herself.


Slap in the face for unbeaten Serena

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce Rivals are struggling to damage Serena Williams, she's being left to land blows on herself.


Win sees Stosur through to second round

Sam Stosur defeats Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

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.


Djokovic, Federer through as big names fall at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic.

Linda Pearce, London Titleholder Novak Djokovic and six-time champion Roger Federer moved smoothly through to the Wimbledon second round on an opening day that counted sixth seed Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams among...

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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.