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 The call was unexpected, but the deep, heavily accented voice unmistakeable from the first "hello".
Linda Pearce John Tomic calls Melbourne to discuss the court appearance he is due to face for assault.
Linda Pearce Australia's Davis Cup coach sees a crucial period looming in Tomic's development.
Linda Pearce World No.1 Victoria Azarenka has returned to Australia illuminated by the spotlight that comes with being the reigning Australian Open champion, but she insists her approach to this year’s tournament...
Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton PERHAPS by belatedly revealing her secret November ankle surgery on the eve of the Brisbane International, Sam Stosur was buying a little public understanding should the early stages of her...
Linda Pearce Australia pushed to three sets by world No.162 Igor Kunitsyn at Brisbane International.
Linda Pearce Rankings dip means lone seed could meet any player in top eight as early as fourth round.
Linda Pearce BERNARD TOMIC'S regression last year will leave the world's No.9 Samantha Stosur as the only seeded Australian for a second consecutive grand slam.
Linda Pearce, Shanghai Stakes continue to rise in remuneration battle between the grand slams.
Linda Pearce, Shanghai In just one tournament has Novak Djokovic failed to reach at least the semi-final stage, and he is now one match away from extending that record in Shanghai.
Linda Pearce, Shanghai Roger Federer and Andy Murray will tonight meet for the first time since Murray's emphatic victory in the gold medal match at the London Olympics, when the winners of the past two grand slam titles...
Linda Pearce, London Defending champion loses his first set of the tournament but wins through to round-of-16,
Linda Pearce As the ghost of Rafael Nadal swirled around under the centre court roof that had enclosed the upset of the tournament - and, perhaps, the decade - at Wimbledon on Thursday night, Roger Federer...