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

Nishikori out, Sharapova waltzes through to second round

Linda Pearce, Paris With the demise of Kei Nishikori, the French Open men's draw lost its first single-figure seed early on a damp second day at Roland Garros.

Tennis

Australian teen into US Open

Nick Kyrgios

Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios faces an US Open baptism of fire after successfully qualifying.

Tennis

Year of woe ends on a low for Wozniacki

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31:  Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a backhand in her match against Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan during day two of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on December 31, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Linda Pearce BY A quirk of the calendar, Caroline Wozniacki's opening match of the season fell on the last day of a year to forget. Or regret, perhaps. From first to 10th in 12 months.

Wozniacki out, but upbeat

Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan hits a forehand return during her match against Caroline Wozniacki.

Linda Pearce, Brisbane Caroline Wozniacki's opening match of the season fell on the last day of a year to forget.

Tennis

Win sees Stosur through to second round

Sam Stosur defeats Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

Linda Pearce, London Sam Stosur's impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro last night earned her a place in the second round for the first time in three years.

Stosur stepping up

Coming through: Sam Stosur chases down a shot from Carla Suarez Navarro yesterday.

Linda Pearce, London Giant opening leap with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.