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.
Linda Pearce A new mentor has helped the Chinese star become a formidable figure on centre court, writes Linda Pearce.
Linda Pearce and Greg Baum Victoria Azarenka's coach Sam Sumyk was proud, blunt, and rather angry.
Linda Pearce, Greg Baum VICTORIA AZARENKA'S coach Sam Sumyk was proud, blunt, and rather angry. ''This is a trophy that she suffered to win, so maybe that explained the tears,'' said the Frenchman, who has coached Azarenka...
Linda Pearce AN OVERZEALOUS pedicurist has been fingered for disrupting the Australian Open preparation of defending champion Victoria Azarenka, who withdrew from Friday night's Brisbane International semi-final...
Linda Pearce A bad pedicure has been fingered for disrupting the Australian Open preparation of defending champion Victoria Azarenka.
Linda Pearce Stroke of good fortune for defending champion is that Serena Williams is in other half of draw.
Linda Pearce, London Kim Clijsters declares herself fit to contest Wimbledon for the last time.
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...
Linda Pearce As the ghost of Rafael Nadal swirled around under the centre court roof that had enclosed the upset of the tournament - and, perhaps, the decade - at Wimbledon on Thursday night, Roger Federer...
Linda Pearce, London Wimbledon giant-slayer Lukas Rosol goes flaming out of the tournament he electrified.
Linda Pearce, London The 10 years since a woman last completed the major clay-grass double at the French Open and Wimbledon has been extended to 11.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic does a famous impersonation of Maria Sharapova, but there was little about his fellow No.1 today that Djokovic wished to imitate.
Linda Pearce, London Maria Sharapova's latest visit to No. 1 has been surprisingly brief.
Linda Pearce 'What happened?' Victoria Azarenka kept asking, as if she did not dare to believe all the questions her performance had just answered.