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

Marinko Matosevic finally wins in Australia and sets sights on Open

Linda Pearce There were two gorillas clinging to Marinko Matosevic; now there is one.

Djokovic powers into Shanghai quarters

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.

Murray belatedly into quarter-finals

Andy Murray shows his elation after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia to enter the quarter-finals.

Linda Pearce Lone British contender finally reaches the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Marin Cilic.

Tomic ticks all the boxes with his gutsy win

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce WORLD No.8 Mardy Fish has already hailed Bernard Tomic a superior talent, but Tomic yesterday showed competitive qualities even he was not sure he possessed.

Tomic through thanks to a healthy dose of self-belief

Tomic

Linda Pearce WHERE Sam Stosur struggles, Bernard Tomic thrives. Stosur, famously, owns a US Open title, while Tomic's best-known possession is a $150,000 orange BMW familiar to the Gold Coast police.