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

Easy first-round passage for Novak Djokovic

Linda Pearce, Paris There is one piece missing from Novak Djokovic's grand slam puzzle: Roland Garros.

Stars say drug-testing is stringent in tennis

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce, Istanbul Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova approve of the exacting drug-testing procedures in tennis.

Tennis

Stars learn to deal with drug tests

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce 'People show up at my house at five in the morning trying to test me' says Serena Williams.

Tennis

A Tomic bomb over Rafter leaves Australia reeling

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Linda Pearce Tomic has decided to extend his Rafter-imposed suspension from the first Davis Cup tie.

16 again, Hewitt is walking familiar ground

Marching on: Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's progress is no surprise to one of his boyhood idols, Mats Wilander.

Tennis

Djokovic looms as Hewitt closes in on quarter-finals

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt. Into the fourth round of the US Open for the first time since 2006. A surprise to many is no shock to one of his boyhood idols, Mats Wilander.