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 Five-time champion Serena Williams has delivered another devastating display to set up a mouth-watering Australian Open showdown with her teenage heir apparent Sloane Stephens.
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.
Linda Pearce Serena Williams extended her domination of both Maria Sharapova and women's tennis this morning, the American completing an untouchable second half of the season with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Sharapova...
Linda Pearce AUSTRALIAN No.2 Jarmila Gajdosova has an 18-16 combined win-loss record at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. At the Australian Open, it is 0-7.
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 Given that the two former champions remaining in the women's draw at Wimbledon collided at the quarter-final stage, only one, obviously, could reach the last four.