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

Boris Becker says he can help Djokovic win

Tennis legend and Novak Djokovic's coach Boris Becker.

Linda Pearce Djokovic's newly appointed coach, Boris Becker, believes his pupil can win more titles than he did.

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Pete Sampras says each decade has its great players

Pete Sampras

Linda Pearce Pete Sampras says he had rejected several coaching approaches since his retirement.

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Miles Maclagan to coach Sam Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's productive end to her first season outside the top 15 since 2008 has finished with the coaching appointment of Miles Maclagan, the African-born Briton who formerly worked with Wimbledon...

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Sam Stosur appoints Miles Maclagan as tennis coach

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's productive end to her first season outside the top 15 has finished with the coaching appointment of Miles Maclagan.

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Roger Federer looks for new angles with new specialist coach Stefan Edberg

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce Champion asked if new coach means he needs to play more aggressively.

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Tomas Berdych taking the tweet approach

Tomas Berdych.

Linda Pearce The new Twitter cult figure that is Tomas Berdych comes as a quirky, amusing contrast to the slightly dour, aloof Czech who has occupied the mid-to-lower rungs of the world's top 10 for more than...

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Top local hopes in Australian Open drawn to meet big guns of tennis

Rafael Nadal after defeating  Bernard  Tomic.

Linda Pearce The local hopes at the Australian Open will at least get to test themselves against some of the world's best on the grand slam stage.

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No time to rest on his laurels

Novak Djokovic is always striving to be better.

Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic is pushing his limits chasing a fifth Australian Open title.

Australian 'loss' a matter of form

Milos Raonic.

Linda Pearce Could world No. 15 Milos Raonic have been the top-20 successor to Lleyton Hewitt?

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Tomic not ready, says former great

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Frank Sedgman does not expect to be watching an Australian win the world's biggest title.

Wildcard sends disappointing Tomic packing

Bernard Tomic reacts during his first-round defeat.

Linda Pearce, London Bernard Tomic has been dumped from Wimbledon by a Belgian wildcard who had never before won a tour-level match on grass.

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Hewitt bows out and then there were none

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce, London With a final netted backhand from faded great Lleyton Hewitt, Australia confirms its worst result since 1938.

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Murray faces major threat as men line up for finals

Andy Murray celebrates his Wimbledon win.

Linda Pearce At last, the Wimbledon men's quarter-final line-up is complete.

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Federer storms into Wimbledon semi-final

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce, London Roger Federer has reached a record 32nd grand slam semi-final but first at Wimbledon in three years, after an imperious 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 domination of his 14-time whipping boy, Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

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