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

Stan Wawrinka unhappy with Wimbledon schedule

Linda Pearce Stan Wawrinka has savaged the scheduling that has left him to play three best-of five-set matches in three days if he is to reach a maiden Wimbledon semi-final.

Tennis

How Li Na put the fun back into tennis

Li Na

Linda Pearce On the brink of quitting, the highest-ranked Asian player ever tells Linda Pearce how she rocketed up the rankings.

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.

Venus out, but vows to rise again

Venus Williams

Linda Pearce, London Five-time champion Venus Williams is adamant that the premature finish to her 16th Wimbledon will not hasten the end of her great career, with the 32-year-old emphasising her intention to play on...

Venus vows to go for gold

Struggling: Venus Williams after her first-round loss to Elena Vesnina.

Linda Pearce, London For all her defiance, bordering on rudeness, Venus Williams, 32, is struggling.