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

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.

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There's hope still for Tomic to realise potential, says legend Laver

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce Rod Laver remains optimistic about the career prospects of Bernard Tomic.

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Coach just trying to fire up Tomic

Tony Roche (left) and Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce An animated courtside exchange between Bernard Tomic and Australian coach Tony Roche during the dire finale to Australia's Davis Cup tie against Germany has been downplayed by Tennis Australia.

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Australian Open purse to hit $40m by 2016

Dancers get ready for a performance at the Shanghai Masters tournament yesterday.

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Stakes continue to rise in remuneration battle between the grand slams.

Tennis

Tomic admits coming up short in tough year

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Bernard Tomic meekly departs the Shanghai Rolex Masters in the first round.

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Tomic's exertion queried again

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce SHANGHAI: Bernard Tomic has meekly departed the Shanghai Rolex Masters in the first round through a 6-4, 6-0 capitulation to Florian Mayer, the German acknowledging that Tomic ''probably didn't try...

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No rift with coach: Tomic

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Tomic has dismissed reports of a rift, and rumours of a strained relationship with Pat Rafter.

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Strike never an option: Murray

Andy Murray.

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Andy Murray is pleased there will be no player boycott of the Australian Open.

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.

Our new No.1 has no grand slam victories

Marinko Matosevic.

Linda Pearce Marinko Matosevic will become Australia's top-ranked tennis player on Monday.

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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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One Australian's luck runs out as Hewitt waits

Gone: Jarmila Gajdosova going down in Brisbane.

Linda Pearce, Brisbane Jarmila Gajdosova leaves in a flurry of errors, the last Australian woman to exit main draw.

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No Djoke for Sharapova after shock Wimbledon loss

Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki.

Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic does a famous impersonation of Maria Sharapova, but there was little about his fellow No.1 today that Djokovic wished to imitate.

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Court out once more

Frenchman Richard Gasquet leaves the court during a rain delay.

Linda Pearce, London As more rain soaks London, Wimbledon defends scheduling policy amid continuing controversy.

Murray belatedly into quarter-finals

Andy Murray shows his elation after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia to enter the quarter-finals.

Linda Pearce Lone British contender finally reaches the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Marin Cilic.

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Murray faces major threat as men line up for finals

Andy Murray celebrates his Wimbledon win.

Linda Pearce At last, the Wimbledon men's quarter-final line-up is complete.