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

Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon title over Eugenie Bouchard

Linda Pearce Three years after the maiden grand slam title that it was thought would be the first of several, Petra Kvitova has claimed her second Wimbledon crown.

Tennis

Li Na out of French Open in first round

Li Na.

Linda Pearce Tearful world No.103 Kristina Mladenovic beats Li Na 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in just over two hours.

A serener Serena

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce A shock loss to Virginie Razzano in 2012 was the catalyst for Serena Williams' rebirth.

Tennis

How Serena Williams rebooted her career after grand slam debacle

Linda Pearce Serena Williams says she will be happy even if she never wins another tennis match and yet win is all she seems to do.

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Women's tennis the winner in epic match

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot to Angelique Kerber of Germany  during their tennis match on the second day of the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

Linda Pearce This was a women's match-of-the-year candidate, just when one was needed. A marvellous three-set, three-hour exhibition at the WTA Championships, in which top seed Victoria Azarenka saved two match...

I'm obviously a very good player, I've just got to let it happen

Sam Stosur

Linda Pearce This is not another story about Samantha Stosur's miserable start to summer, or her performance anxiety at home, or her failure to reach a quarter-final at Melbourne Park.

Home fans wait for Stosur to get on a roll and roar

She has been three years in the top 10, but last year Sam Stosur was bundled out in the first round at Melbourne Park.

Linda Pearce Australia's US Open winner is yet to bring her best game to Melbourne.

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Challenger shows the nerve to be idol threat

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce WHEN people ask Martina Navratilova (major singles titles: 18) how she would fare in a fantasy singles match against Serena Williams (major singles titles: 15, and mounting), she has a stock response.

Positive signs for Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce, London Lindsay Davenport says women's champion will be Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova.

Venus vows to go for gold

Struggling: Venus Williams after her first-round loss to Elena Vesnina.

Linda Pearce, London For all her defiance, bordering on rudeness, Venus Williams, 32, is struggling.