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.

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Stars back for Australian tennis season

Linda Pearce and Phil Lutton, Brisbane Another season, a familiar issue for Serena Williams: how to repeat the extraordinary success achieved in the year almost gone?

Stosur on stand-by duty in Istanbul

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce While Sam Stosur's dip from world No. 6 to the outer reaches of the top 10 in the past 12 months has cost her a place in this week's year-end WTA Championships, the Australian has a final prizemoney...

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Year of woe ends on a low for Wozniacki

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31:  Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a backhand in her match against Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan during day two of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on December 31, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Linda Pearce BY A quirk of the calendar, Caroline Wozniacki's opening match of the season fell on the last day of a year to forget. Or regret, perhaps. From first to 10th in 12 months.

Wozniacki out, but upbeat

Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan hits a forehand return during her match against Caroline Wozniacki.

Linda Pearce, Brisbane Caroline Wozniacki's opening match of the season fell on the last day of a year to forget.

Stosur sure she can make up lost ground

Linda Pearce, Brisbane Australian champion refuses to blame home-court issues for her loss in Brisbane.

Poles apart: draw averts Radwanska sisters' riot act

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Michael Chammas, Linda Pearce Last year, the Polish Radwanska sisters, Urszula and Agnieszka, were up in arms after being drawn against each other in the opening round of the Sydney International, which prompted them to threaten...

Serena sets up teen protege showdown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Serena Williams of the United States looks on in her fourth round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Linda Pearce Five-time champion Serena Williams has delivered another devastating display to set up a mouth-watering Australian Open showdown with her teenage heir apparent Sloane Stephens.

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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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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...

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Serena sneaks into quarters

Serena Williams puts her all into a backhand.

Linda Pearce, London Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fifth time in six years.