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

Casey Dellacqua ready for big time, bloody oath she is

Linda Pearce Six years ago, her passage to the fourth round was a fairytale. Now it's about experience.

Tennis

Australian Open 2014: Casey Dellacqua aims for late-career peak

Casey Dellacqua

Linda Pearce On this same weekend six years ago, Casey Dellacqua needed to look at the morning papers to make sure she had not been dreaming.

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Stosur looks on bright side

2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Stroke of good fortune for defending champion is that Serena Williams is in other half of draw.

Tennis

The BIGGER apple

Having a ball: Sam Stosur is looking forward to her US Open defence.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's back in New York, but can she keep her US Open crown?

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Win sees Stosur through to second round

Sam Stosur defeats Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

Linda Pearce, London Sam Stosur's impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro last night earned her a place in the second round for the first time in three years.

Stosur stepping up

Coming through: Sam Stosur chases down a shot from Carla Suarez Navarro yesterday.

Linda Pearce, London Giant opening leap with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.