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

Hewitt to counsel Tomic over boycott

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt plans to speak with Bernard Tomic about the Queenslander's decision to boycott Australia's second Davis Cup tie this year, and perhaps prompt a rethink.

Lleyton keen to bring Tomic back to cup

Bernard Tomic plays Florian Mayer of Germany at the Sydney International on Wednesday.

Linda Pearce In tit-for-tat with Rafter, Tomic declares he will not be back until world group play-off round.

Djokovic confident of defending his title

Novak Djokovic

Linda Pearce, London Novak Djokovic says he has moved on from the disappointment of narrowly missing a non-calendar grand slam at Roland Garros.

Tennis

Djokovic, Federer through as big names fall at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic.

Linda Pearce, London Titleholder Novak Djokovic and six-time champion Roger Federer moved smoothly through to the Wimbledon second round on an opening day that counted sixth seed Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams among...

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