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

Kooyong Classic sets sights on Nadal

Linda Pearce Rafael Nadal has never played at Kooyong, but the Spaniard's name is prominent on the ambitious wish list of AAMI Classic tournament director Colin Stubs as he seeks to fill the last vacancy in his...

Tennis

Hewitt finds plenty of positives in early exit

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will head to Melbourne with a 1-1 record from his only two official tournament matches before the Australian Open, his body no longer giving him any pain but still with some work to do...

Tennis

Oh, Tomic, what a difference a year makes

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic continues his winning run at the Hopman Cup on Thursday night with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over world No. 23 Andreas Seppi.

Australian 'loss' a matter of form

Milos Raonic.

Linda Pearce Could world No. 15 Milos Raonic have been the top-20 successor to Lleyton Hewitt?

The home stretch

Reaching out: Lleyton Hewitt stretches for a shot at Kooyong on Wednesday.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt gets ready to look towards the day when he will finally call it quits.

Tennis

Djokovic goes through unCzeched

Novak Djokovic shows his displeasure after losing the first set of his third-round match to the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek.

Linda Pearce, London Defending champion loses his first set of the tournament but wins through to round-of-16,