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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Olivia Rogowska rues missed chance at Australian Open

Linda Pearce Australian Olivia Rogowska misses a golden opportunity to reach a maiden third round.

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Stars back for Australian tennis season

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce and Phil Lutton, Brisbane Another season, a familiar issue for Serena Williams: how to repeat the extraordinary success achieved in the year almost gone?

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Lucky eight snare remaining Australian Open wildcards

Li Na with the ball kids

Linda Pearce Lucky eight Australians to snare remaining Open wildcards announced.

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Lleyton Hewitt bows out in marathon match

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Veteran's promising Australian Open build-up ends in despair at Melbourne Park.

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Duckworth set to get US Open start

James Duckworth

Linda Pearce In the past two grand slams, at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, James Duckworth has reached the main draw the hard way: via qualifying.

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Australian teen into US Open

Nick Kyrgios

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

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Tomic on path to Paris

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Tennis Australia is expecting and encouraging Bernard Tomic to contest this month's French Open.

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John Tomic banned; Bernard remains in French Open

Australian Open Tennis 2010 - Day 1
Sitting courtside, John Tomic, father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, watches his son in action.
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Linda Pearce John Tomic has been banned from Roland Garros as his son, Bernard, prepares to contest next week's French Open.

Open's early losers deserve their 30% pay rise, says director

Nick Kyrgios

Linda Pearce AUSTRALIAN OPEN tournament director Craig Tiley has flagged a record first-round losers' cheque of at least $27,000 - a rise of almost 30 per cent - at next month's grand slam, as the distribution...

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Now, losers are grinners at Australian Open

Linda Pearce Tournament director Craig Tiley flags record first-round losers' cheque.

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Chief stays after poor results

New look: clay courts at Melbourne Park.

Linda Pearce New five-year contract for Tennis Australia's chief executive Steve Wood.

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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.

Stosur sure she can make up lost ground

Linda Pearce, Brisbane Australian champion refuses to blame home-court issues for her loss in Brisbane.

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Hewitt finds plenty of positives in early exit

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will head to Melbourne with a 1-1 record from his only two official tournament matches before the Australian Open, his body no longer giving him any pain but still with some work to do...

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Oh, Tomic, what a difference a year makes

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic continues his winning run at the Hopman Cup on Thursday night with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over world No. 23 Andreas Seppi.

Close, but not close enough for defeated local contingent

Matthew Ebden

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle, Linda Pearce SAMANTHA STOSUR aside, it was a bad day at the office for the Australian hopes in the first round on Monday.