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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Pat Cash tips Nick Kyrgios as future tennis star

On the rise: Australia's Nick Kyrgios is earning praise from legends of the game.

Linda Pearce Pat Cash rates blossoming teenager Nick Kyrgios as Australia's most talented prospect since dual grand slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, the 1987 Wimbledon champion also revealing that a recent...

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Boris Becker says he can help Djokovic win

Tennis legend and Novak Djokovic's coach Boris Becker.

Linda Pearce Djokovic's newly appointed coach, Boris Becker, believes his pupil can win more titles than he did.

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No time to rest on his laurels

Novak Djokovic is always striving to be better.

Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic is pushing his limits chasing a fifth Australian Open title.

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Pete Sampras says each decade has its great players

Pete Sampras

Linda Pearce Pete Sampras says he had rejected several coaching approaches since his retirement.

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Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open final

Stanislas Wawrinka

Linda Pearce What Rafael Nadal has called his unluckiest grand slam has defeated him once more.

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Roche serves up Tomic training invite and urges hard work

Linda Pearce Renowned Australian coach Tony Roche has issued an open invitation to Bernard Tomic to join pre-season training at Lleyton Hewitt's Sydney home, while stressing the need for the 21-year-old to make a...

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Federer, Murray on collision course

Roger Federer of Switzerland

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Roger Federer and Andy Murray will tonight meet for the first time since Murray's emphatic victory in the gold medal match at the London Olympics, when the winners of the past two grand slam titles...

Murray downs Federer in Shanghai

Andy Murray hits a return to Roger Federer during their semi-final.

Linda Pearce, Shanghai US Open champion sets up mouth-watering final against Novak Djokovic.

Even for himself, Djokovic is an impossible act to follow

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Linda Pearce AFTER taking his ATP World Tour Finals trophy to the German hospital bedside of his ill father, Srdjan, then heading to Brazil to play a weekend exhibition against Gustavo Kuerten and football with...

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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.

Ten things to like about tennis this summer

Young Australia Tennis player Ashleigh Barty.

Linda Pearce Interactive: The tournaments, players and moments to watch this season.

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.

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Murraymania ends in tears as Federer claims seventh Wimbledon crown

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce No knighthood, yet, for Andy Murray but the coronation, again, of Roger Federer. The Swiss genius won his record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title overnight and 17th major overall 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 to...

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So close for dejected Murray, but still no cigar

Britain's Andy Murray

Linda Pearce, London A big fortnight has amounted to nothing more than an honourable second place.