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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Darren Cahill rules himself out of Tennis Australia job

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Linda Pearce While Australia is still lacking a player in the men's top 40, it also remains without a head of its high performance program, with Darren Cahill having ruled himself out of contention.

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In future, Dokic may call the shots

Linda Pearce Tther than a Hopman Cup broadcast booth, where to now for Jelena Dokic?

Bernard Tomic could lose financial muscle

Linda Pearce Tomic's relationship with the public and the new kids on the block may cost him.

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Special Ks 'pose threat to Tomic'

Australia's Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic could soon feel the hip-pocket pain of endorsement loss to match his teetering relationship with the Australian public.

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Miles Maclagan the new tennis coach for Sam Stosur

Linda Pearce Darren Cahill believes Maclagan is a 'smart choice' as the new coach for Sam Stosur.

No grand slam wins but Matosevic to take number one baton

Marinko Matosevic

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic took over from Lleyton Hewitt, who succeeded Pat Rafter as Australia's top-ranked male tennis player.

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Take a break, Tomic urged

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Amid social media wisecracks about 'Tomic the Tank Engine', came some sound advice.

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No tonic for Tomic

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Linda Pearce, Istanbul Roger Rasheed, the coach recently endorsed by fellow South Australian Darren Cahill as the ideal fit for struggling Bernard Tomic, has accepted what can only be regarded as an easier option: a job...

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Lifeless Stosur shanks her way to sorry season's end

Samantha Stosur of Australia reacts after her tennis match against Maria Sharapova of Russia on the fourth day of the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (AP Photo)

Linda Pearce ISTANBUL: Samantha Stosur's self-assessment is 7/10 for a season she completed with a 0-2 record at the year-end WTA Championships. The weary world No.

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Stosur struggles, turns sights to rest and revival

Shaking on it: Maria Sharapova and Sam Stosur in Istanbul.

Linda Pearce, Istanbul Sam Stosur's self-assessment is ''seven out of 10'' for the season she has completed.

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Roger revved up for weekend at Bernie's

Switzerland's Roger Federer serves during his men's singles match against Russia's Nikolay Davydenko on the fourth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2013.   AFP PHOTO/WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Linda Pearce BERNARD TOMIC watched Roger Federer play Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday night, just as Federer would have monitored the young Australian's performance on Rod Laver Arena earlier that afternoon.

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Tomic: time to take on world

Bernard Tomic during his third-round match against Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce Roger Federer can see what Bernard Tomic needs to address next.

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Federer ready for challenge

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic and Roger Federer continue to monitor each other.

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Guccione out for Tomic in cup tie

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic reinstated for next week's tie against Uzbekistan on indoor clay.

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Lleyton Hewitt tipped for more US Open success

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia returns a shot during his men's singles third round match against Evgeny Donskoy of Russia.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's former coach, Darren Cahill, is optimistic about the 2001 champion's prospects of continuing his improbable march at the US Open