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

Duckworth set to get US Open start

Linda Pearce In the past two grand slams, at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, James Duckworth has reached the main draw the hard way: via qualifying.

Tennis

Lleyton Hewitt's US Open adventure continues

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce The former No.1 has advanced safely into the fourth round, with the romantic possibility of going even deeper still.

16 again, Hewitt is walking familiar ground

Marching on: Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's progress is no surprise to one of his boyhood idols, Mats Wilander.

Tennis

Compelling case points to the decline of Federer

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce New York: Roger Federer has finished his grand slam season without a final appearance for the first time since 2002, humbled in straight sets in the fourth round of the US Open by 19th seed Tommy...

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Tennis

Williams, Djokovic smash their opponents

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce Four-time US Open champion Serena Williams embarrassed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-0 on a windy Arthur Ashe Stadium to book a semi-final against fifth seed Li Na.

Tennis

Tomic to play wildcard in Wimbledon opener

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce, London After a troubled build-up, Bernard Tomic will open his Wimbledon campaign against the young Belgian wildcard who worried Roger Federer at the French Open just three weeks ago.

Tennis

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.

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.

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

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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