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.
Linda Pearce Stroke of good fortune for defending champion is that Serena Williams is in other half of draw.
Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's back in New York, but can she keep her US Open crown?
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.
Linda Pearce, London Giant opening leap with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.