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

Pat Cash: Bernard Tomic needs a break

Exit: Bernard Tomic after losing in Florida last week.

Linda Pearce Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash believes Bernard Tomic's longer-term tennis interests and mental health would be best served by the controversial 21-year-old taking an extended break from the game.

Our new No.1 has no grand slam victories

Marinko Matosevic.

Linda Pearce Marinko Matosevic will become Australia's top-ranked tennis player on Monday.

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?

Tennis

Young gun earns wildcard shot at Wimbledon

Ashleigh Barty

Linda Pearce Reigning girls' champion Ashleigh Barty to play in the main tournament at Wimbledon.

Positive signs for Stosur

Samantha Stosur

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

Court out once more

Frenchman Richard Gasquet leaves the court during a rain delay.

Linda Pearce, London As more rain soaks London, Wimbledon defends scheduling policy amid continuing controversy.