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 The first-round win Sam Stosur needed was matched by Matt Ebden's first in the three years he has led higher-ranked opponents by two-sets-to-love at Melbourne Park.
Linda Pearce ISTANBUL: Sam Stosur has extended her partnership with long-time coach David Taylor, despite a season that failed to reach the grand-slam-winning heights of last year.
Linda Pearce, Istanbul Sam Stosur has extended her partnership with long-time coach David Taylor, despite a season that failed to reach the grand slam title-winning heights of 2011.
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.
Linda Pearce Australia's US Open winner is yet to bring her best game to Melbourne.
Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's long-time coach David Taylor has always admired Pat Rafter for his problem-solving skills on the tennis court, and it might be that the Davis Cup captain has helped, in some small way,...
Linda Pearce Ninth seed completes a victory she greeted with both happiness and relief.
Linda Pearce Sam Stosur may reduce appearances in Australia next summer as she seeks to enhance her chances of success at Melbourne Park.
Linda Pearce Victory at Roland Garros could cap off a roller-coaster ride since the US Open for Sam Stosur.
Linda Pearce Sam Stosur likes grass a little more than she used to, but still not terribly much. For the ninth time in 10 visits to Wimbledon, the Queenslander lost before the third round, and was left scratching...
Linda Pearce, London Australia's worst Wimbledon performance since 1939 and Sam Stosur's latest ill-fated quest to improve her poor record at the grasscourt major ended simultaneously, and early, on the tournament's...