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

Miles Maclagan to coach Sam Stosur

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's productive end to her first season outside the top 15 since 2008 has finished with the coaching appointment of Miles Maclagan, the African-born Briton who formerly worked with Wimbledon...

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Sam Stosur appoints Miles Maclagan as tennis coach

Samantha Stosur

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's productive end to her first season outside the top 15 has finished with the coaching appointment of Miles Maclagan.

Americans fall on hard times

Linda Pearce As much as Australia yearns for its next grand slam men's champion, 11 years after Lleyton Hewitt's Wimbledon success, the also-once-mighty US has fallen on similarly hard times: no genuine grand...

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Men fall behind as women lead way on court for star-spangled banner

John Isner looks on during his men's singles third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Linda Pearce The US has had no genuine grand slam contender since 2003 champion Andy Roddick.

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Roger Federer crashes out of US Open

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce Roger Federer suffered a stunning upset in the fourth round of the US Open, the 17-time Grand Slam champion falling to Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo in a last-16 match on Monday.

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Compelling case points to the decline of Federer

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce New York: Roger Federer has finished his grand slam season without a final appearance for the first time since 2002, humbled in straight sets in the fourth round of the US Open by 19th seed Tommy...

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Unsung Rosol's rapid rise

Ruled out: Second seed Rafael Nadal (above) was stung by an upset loss.

Linda Pearce, London Rafael Nadal's conqueror only wanted to ''play three good sets, you know".

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Nadal's vanquisher falls by the way

Nadal's vanquisher falls by the way

Linda Pearce, London Wimbledon giant-slayer Lukas Rosol goes flaming out of the tournament he electrified.

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Murray faces major threat as men line up for finals

Andy Murray celebrates his Wimbledon win.

Linda Pearce At last, the Wimbledon men's quarter-final line-up is complete.

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Federer storms into Wimbledon semi-final

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce, London Roger Federer has reached a record 32nd grand slam semi-final but first at Wimbledon in three years, after an imperious 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 domination of his 14-time whipping boy, Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

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Murraymania has just gone up a few levels

Linda Pearce, London When Andy Murray faced the set point that would have sentenced him to a 0-2 deficit against Spanish ironman David Ferrer, Britain worried.