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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Thanasi Kokkinakis keen to match mate Nick Kyrgios' feats on court

Linda Pearce Thanasi Kokkinakis admits he was envious of what his great mate Nick Kyrgios achieved at Wimbledon last month.

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Li Na fails in early stages of grand slam event again

China's Li Na stretches for a return against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic.

Linda Pearce, London Australian Open champion Li Na has faltered in the early stages of a grand slam for the second successive time since her triumph at Melbourne Park.

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Djokovic, Dimitrov survive Wimbledon scares

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Linda Pearce Having been cleared of what he suspected was a dislocated shoulder, Novak Djokovic’s plans for a second Wimbledon title remains safely on course in place.

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Hewitt swings a berth in the quarter finals of the Brisbane International

Linda Pearce Regardless of whether or not this is Lleyton Hewitt's farewell tour, the 32-year-old's next stop is the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International.

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Hewitt's body and fighting spirit united as he dispatches fellow evergreen

LLeyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Regardless of whether or not this is Lleyton Hewitt's farewell tour, the 32-year-old's next stop is the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International.

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Marinko Matosevic ready to take on Federer in Brisbane quarter-finals

Marinko Matosevic of Australia.

Linda Pearce Matosevic's clash with Federer will be a battle between elegance and excitability.

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Tomic: I made right decision

Bernard Tomic speaks to the media on Wednesday.

Michael Chammas and Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic insists he risked being out of the game for up to four months if he had played on through a groin injury.

Poles apart: draw averts Radwanska sisters' riot act

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Michael Chammas, Linda Pearce Last year, the Polish Radwanska sisters, Urszula and Agnieszka, were up in arms after being drawn against each other in the opening round of the Sydney International, which prompted them to threaten...

'She's hot, you're not': Sharapova, Williams slap down Frenchman's prize gripe

Maria Sharapova.

Linda Pearce Frenchman Gilles Simon has defended his controversial call to end equal prize money at the grand slams, claiming his opinion is shared by the public, the media, and all 128 players in the Wimbledon...

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Sharapova survives a scare

Maria Sharapova reacts after taking the second game of the third set.

Linda Pearce Maria Sharapova is the first of the women's title favourites to receive a major Wimbledon fright, her dramas played out over two days.

Simon sparks the prize fight

France's Gilles Simon

Linda Pearce Frenchman defends controversial call to end equal prizemoney at the grand slams.