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 In the past two grand slams, at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, James Duckworth has reached the main draw the hard way: via qualifying.
Linda Pearce The former No.1 has advanced safely into the fourth round, with the romantic possibility of going even deeper still.
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's progress is no surprise to one of his boyhood idols, Mats Wilander.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Linda Pearce, London Giant opening leap with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.
Linda Pearce, London Lindsay Davenport says women's champion will be Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova.
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...