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

Hard road ahead for Australians at French Open

Linda Pearce The last Australian champion in Paris was Margaret Court in 1973, and it seems wildly optimistic to suggest that the long, long wait will end this year.

Tennis

The BIGGER apple

Having a ball: Sam Stosur is looking forward to her US Open defence.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's back in New York, but can she keep her US Open crown?

No-shows a go for the Open-minded

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.

Linda Pearce The lead-up to the Australian Open has been notable for those who have been absent.

Tennis

Stosur at home in Paris

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Linda Pearce Australian has bitter-sweet memories of Roland Garros but her record there is good.

Tennis

Nadal's vanquisher falls by the way

Nadal's vanquisher falls by the way

Linda Pearce, London Wimbledon giant-slayer Lukas Rosol goes flaming out of the tournament he electrified.

Tennis

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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