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

Is Sam Stosur a French Open smokey?

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur has done what she usually does: reach the third round of the French Open.

Tennis

It hasn't been my very best: Stosur weighs Wimbledon loss

Samantha 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...

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No time to mope: Stosur

Samantha Stosur.

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...

Tennis

Nadal's vanquisher falls by the way

Nadal's vanquisher falls by the way

Linda Pearce, London Wimbledon giant-slayer Lukas Rosol goes flaming out of the tournament he electrified.

Tennis

No Djoke for Sharapova after shock Wimbledon loss

Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki.

Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic does a famous impersonation of Maria Sharapova, but there was little about his fellow No.1 today that Djokovic wished to imitate.

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Serena sneaks into quarters

Serena Williams puts her all into a backhand.

Linda Pearce, London Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fifth time in six years.

Tennis

Vintage Williams in Wimbledon advance

Serena

Linda Pearce Given that the two former champions remaining in the women's draw at Wimbledon collided at the quarter-final stage, only one, obviously, could reach the last four.

Tennis

Williams lifts to new level

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce, London On top of the shocking indignity of her earliest grand slam loss at last month's French Open, two precarious Wimbledon three-setters against lesser opponents were enough for Serena Williams.