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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What you need to know for Wimbledon

Linda Pearce While Marion Bartoli retired 40 days after winning her first grand slam title so unexpectedly last year, Andy Murray returns to deafening applause to defend what a British man has not previously...

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Monkey gone, Murray more at ease

Andy Murray

Linda Pearce Andy Murray was a little worried that his pleasant life would be upended by his US Open win.

What, me Murray?

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Linda Pearce For the reigning US Open champion the pressure to win a major is off, but he's sure that 2013 will bring new challenges.

Australia Day fireworks disruption high on next year's agenda

Victoria Azarenka

Linda Pearce TENNIS AUSTRALIA officials are negotiating with the state government in an attempt to avoid the annual disruption to play caused by the Australia Day fireworks display.

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Australian Open officials seek to solve the fireworks dilemma

Australian Open fireworks

Linda Pearce Tennis Australia officials are negotiating with the state government in an attempt to avoid the annual disruption to play caused by the Australia Day fireworks display.

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Murraymania has just gone up a few levels

Linda Pearce, London When Andy Murray faced the set point that would have sentenced him to a 0-2 deficit against Spanish ironman David Ferrer, Britain worried.

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Murray on verge of ending Wimbledon drought for Britain

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Linda Pearce, London At last. After 74 years. At last. Britain has a men's finalist at Wimbledon for the first time since Bunny Austin lost in 1937, after Andy Murray tamed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to reach...

He's Scot all the hype

Britain's Andy Murray

Linda Pearce It's been 74 years since the last British man reached a Wimbledon final.

Murray, darling of All England

Andy Murray

Linda Pearce A more romantic Wimbledon men's final is hard to imagine. So much international love for Roger Federer. So much patriotic hope invested in Andy Murray.