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.

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Marinko Matosevic in ''L" of a win

Linda Pearce Marinko Matosevic reaches his first quarter-final by defeating American Sam Querrey.

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Hewitt swings a berth in the quarter finals of the Brisbane International

Linda Pearce Regardless of whether or not this is Lleyton Hewitt's farewell tour, the 32-year-old's next stop is the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International.

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Hewitt's body and fighting spirit united as he dispatches fellow evergreen

LLeyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Regardless of whether or not this is Lleyton Hewitt's farewell tour, the 32-year-old's next stop is the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International.

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Lleyton Hewitt continues charge towards Brisbane International title

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt was the last Australian man to win a tournament in the season's opening week, and he could yet repeat what he achieved as an emerging superstar in his home town of Adelaide 14 years...

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Marinko Matosevic ready to take on Federer in Brisbane quarter-finals

Marinko Matosevic of Australia.

Linda Pearce Matosevic's clash with Federer will be a battle between elegance and excitability.

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Lleyton Hewitt still flying the flag for Australian tennis

Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt was the last Australian man to win a tournament in the season's opening week.

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Court speed at Australian Open tennis unchanged, says tournament director Craig Tiley

Linda Pearce Director denies that quicker version of Plexicushion has been ordered for grand slam.

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Boris Becker says he can help Djokovic win

Tennis legend and Novak Djokovic's coach Boris Becker.

Linda Pearce Djokovic's newly appointed coach, Boris Becker, believes his pupil can win more titles than he did.

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The teen who beat Djokovic

Double act: Good mates, doubles partners and rising Australian tennis hopes Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis spend most of their spare time talking basketball.

Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios also stunned former top-tenner Radek Stepanek on debut.

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Bernard Tomic bundled out of US Open by unheralded Brit

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce The US Open remains a problematic grand slam destination for Bernard Tomic, who thrives in Australia, and loves the Wimbledon grass, but has now fallen in the second round at Flushing Meadows on each...

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Kooyong Classic faces shake-up

Lleyton Hewiit with his children Mia, Cruz and Ava after winning the Kooyong Classic in January 2013.

Linda Pearce Kooyong's AAMI Classic is primed for a revamp under new owners IMG - but not in 2014.

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Federer, Murray on collision course

Roger Federer of Switzerland

Linda Pearce, Shanghai Roger Federer and Andy Murray will tonight meet for the first time since Murray's emphatic victory in the gold medal match at the London Olympics, when the winners of the past two grand slam titles...

King of the court

Australian Open, Tennis Day 2, Melbourne.
Australian Marinko Matosevic in action during his match against Gael Monfils of France on Margaret Court Arena.
17 January 2012.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / FAIRFAX MEDIA

Linda Pearce THE new Australian No.1 is searching for the p-word he wants to use to describe his 20-year-old predecessor Bernard Tomic. Prodigy? Yes, that's the one.

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?

One winner in battle of the Australians

At a stretch: James Duckworth playing Benjamin Mitchell.

Linda Pearce At 34 seconds past 5.30pm on Tuesday, an Australian not named Samantha Stosur won at the Open.

Duckworth prevails in battle of close mates

James Duckworth

Linda Pearce At 34 seconds past 5.30pm on Tuesday, an Australian not named Samantha Stosur won a match at this year’s Australian Open.

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No Djoke for Sharapova after shock Wimbledon loss

Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki.

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.

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Murray belatedly into quarter-finals

Andy Murray shows his elation after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia to enter the quarter-finals.

Linda Pearce Lone British contender finally reaches the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Marin Cilic.

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Murray faces major threat as men line up for finals

Andy Murray celebrates his Wimbledon win.

Linda Pearce At last, the Wimbledon men's quarter-final line-up is complete.