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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Jelena Dokic makes a tentative return from injury

Linda Pearce Former world No.4 could hardly have drawn a tougher first-up opponent.

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Jelena Dokic back to reignite her prodigal star

Linda Pearce Depite Dokic's tumultuous history, the former No. 4 hopes to play at the Australian Open.

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'Dasha' Gavrilova joins the growing tennis import club

Although Daria Gavrilova's residency status is unclear, her potential has been apparent for some time.

Linda Pearce To the growing cast of eastern European tennis players competing under the Australian banner, add another foreign name: Daria Gavrilova.

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Rising star Ajla Tomljanovic to boost Australian tennis stocks

Victory: Ajla Tomljanovic.

Linda Pearce As Australian men's tennis celebrates its greatest top-100 singles representation in more than 13 years, a major potential boost to the women's game has arrived with the surprise defection of rising...

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Australia Day at Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic plays a backhand during his first round match against Evgeny Donskoy.

Linda Pearce With five first round winners already, two more will provide the nation’s biggest round two presence at the All England Club since 1999.

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In future, Dokic may call the shots

Linda Pearce Tther than a Hopman Cup broadcast booth, where to now for Jelena Dokic?

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Dokic to serve up another return

In the swing: Jelena Dokic.

Linda Pearce Jelena Dokic seeks Australian launching pad for yet another career resurrection

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Todd Woodbridge takes up new role with Tennis Australia

Todd Woodbridge.

Linda Pearce Todd Woodbridge is no longer a contender for Tennis Australia's vacant high performance director's role.

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Fed happy with triple century

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Roger Federer insists that his rankings goal did not extend further than the return to No. 1 achieved through a seventh Wimbledon title in July.

Open's early losers deserve their 30% pay rise, says director

Nick Kyrgios

Linda Pearce AUSTRALIAN OPEN tournament director Craig Tiley has flagged a record first-round losers' cheque of at least $27,000 - a rise of almost 30 per cent - at next month's grand slam, as the distribution...

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Now, losers are grinners at Australian Open

Linda Pearce Tournament director Craig Tiley flags record first-round losers' cheque.

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Down-to-earth Barty finds clay feet

Ashleigh Barty

Linda Pearce Ashleigh Barty is a different player, one who relies less on power than so many of her peers.

Fragile Jarmila a contrast to serene Jelena

Jarmila Gajdosova

Linda Pearce AUSTRALIAN No.2 Jarmila Gajdosova has an 18-16 combined win-loss record at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. At the Australian Open, it is 0-7.