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 Casey Dellacqua, now 28, and ranked 120th, she is about to return to double figures, and is back in a grand slam fourth round for the first time in what she calls her second career.
Linda Pearce A shock loss to Virginie Razzano in 2012 was the catalyst for Serena Williams' rebirth.
Linda Pearce Serena Williams says she will be happy even if she never wins another tennis match and yet win is all she seems to do.
Linda Pearce Home-performance anxiety did not cripple Stosur during last year's Australian Open.
Linda Pearce Sam Stosur heads into the US Open, the one grand slam she has won, without a coach.
Linda Pearce When a triumphant Samantha Stosur was hauled up into the players' box to celebrate her maiden grand slam title at the 2011 US Open, her first embrace was with her emotional coach David Taylor, with...
Linda Pearce Martina Hingis closes out first match in her return with back-to-back double faults.
Linda Pearce Serena Williams extended her domination of both Maria Sharapova and women's tennis this morning, the American completing an untouchable second half of the season with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Sharapova...
Linda Pearce, Brisbane Alicia Molik and Rennae Stubbs are among the confirmed candidates for the Fed Cup captaincy vacated by David Taylor last month, with the possibility of a surprise late expression of interest from...
Linda Pearce FAMILIAR opponent, different approach. That, at least, is the plan for Samantha Stosur, who has shrugged the wildebeest from her shoulders by finally - if a little scratchily - winning a match this...
Linda Pearce Alicia Molik will succeed her former coach, David Taylor, as Australia's Fed Cup captain.
Linda Pearce, London Lindsay Davenport says women's champion will be Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova.
Linda Pearce, London Barbie? Cabbage Patch Kids? Not for the two youngest Williams children, it seems.