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 Twelve-year-old Rinky Hijikata has already travelled further than Scott Draper had ventured until after his 16th birthday, but this, of course, is a different tennis age.
Linda Pearce, Brisbane World No. 1 is back with an approach she insists will be no different from last year.
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, London Rafael Nadal's conqueror only wanted to ''play three good sets, you know".
Linda Pearce, London Maria Sharapova's latest visit to No. 1 has been surprisingly brief.
Linda Pearce For all that has transpired during 26 matches over seven years - 10 of them in majors - the history of Roger Federer versus Novak Djokovic has been exclusively written on hardcourts and clay.
Linda Pearce For all that has transpired during 26 matches over seven years, 10 of them in majors, the history of Roger Federer versus Novak Djokovic has been exclusively written on hardcourts and clay.
Linda Pearce, London Serena Williams' win was not just the culmination of all that has happened, but perhaps the start of something else.