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 Sam Stosur has been stunned by 296th-ranked American qualifier Victoria Duval in the biggest upset of the US Open's first round, the 2011 champion eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 by a 17-year-old playing in...
Linda Pearce With the prestigious Newcombe Medal up for grabs, how do the contenders shape up?
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios faces an US Open baptism of fire after successfully qualifying.
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 While Samantha Stosur is likely to again be the sole Australian singles presence in the French Open's second week, the influence of one admired Australian will be felt by all at Roland Garros.
Linda Pearce John Tomic can expect the same treatment from Wimbledon authorities as he has received at the French Open: a turnstile ban that extends past the official accreditation department to a ''not welcome''...
Linda Pearce, Shanghai Stakes continue to rise in remuneration battle between the grand slams.
Linda Pearce SHANGHAI: Bernard Tomic has meekly departed the Shanghai Rolex Masters in the first round through a 6-4, 6-0 capitulation to Florian Mayer, the German acknowledging that Tomic ''probably didn't try...
Linda Pearce Samantha Stosur is guaranteed a prizemoney cheque to draw from a challenging season.
Linda Pearce This was a women's match-of-the-year candidate, just when one was needed. A marvellous three-set, three-hour exhibition at the WTA Championships, in which top seed Victoria Azarenka saved two match...
Linda Pearce ISTANBUL: Samantha Stosur's self-assessment is 7/10 for a season she completed with a 0-2 record at the year-end WTA Championships. The weary world No.
Linda Pearce Rafael Nadal has never played at Kooyong, but the Spaniard's name is prominent on the ambitious wish list of AAMI Classic tournament director Colin Stubs as he seeks to fill the last vacancy in his...
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 This is not another story about Samantha Stosur's miserable start to summer, or her performance anxiety at home, or her failure to reach a quarter-final at Melbourne Park.
Jake Niall, Emma Quayle, Linda Pearce SAMANTHA STOSUR aside, it was a bad day at the office for the Australian hopes in the first round on Monday.
Linda Pearce At 34 seconds past 5.30pm on Tuesday, an Australian not named Samantha Stosur won at the Open.
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 At 34 seconds past 5.30pm on Tuesday, an Australian not named Samantha Stosur won a match at this year’s Australian Open.