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 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, Brisbane World No. 1 is back with an approach she insists will be no different from last year.
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.
Linda Pearce, London Defending champion loses his first set of the tournament but wins through to round-of-16,
Linda Pearce, London The 10 years since a woman last completed the major clay-grass double at the French Open and Wimbledon has been extended to 11.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic does a famous impersonation of Maria Sharapova, but there was little about his fellow No.1 today that Djokovic wished to imitate.
Linda Pearce, London Maria Sharapova's latest visit to No. 1 has been surprisingly brief.
Linda Pearce Given that the two former champions remaining in the women's draw at Wimbledon collided at the quarter-final stage, only one, obviously, could reach the last four.
Linda Pearce, London On top of the shocking indignity of her earliest grand slam loss at last month's French Open, two precarious Wimbledon three-setters against lesser opponents were enough for Serena Williams.