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 There were two gorillas clinging to Marinko Matosevic; now there is one.
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 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.
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.
Linda Pearce Lone British contender finally reaches the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Marin Cilic.