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.


The Nick Kyrgios miracle shot

Linda Pearce In a match, and a tournament, that Nick Kyrgios will never forget, came a shot that he may never repeat.

Nick Kyrgios knocks Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in four sets

Nadal and Kyrgios

Linda Pearce Australia's world number 144 Nick Kyrgios caused one of the greatest Wimbledon sensations when he sent world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal crashing to a shock defeat.

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Harsh but fair as Rafter wrangles difficult team


Linda Pearce When Bernard Tomic was told of his disciplinary dumping from Australia's Davis Cup team for next year's opening round zone tie in Taiwan, he asked for the reasons why. Really?

He's Scot all the hype

Britain's Andy Murray

Linda Pearce It's been 74 years since the last British man reached a Wimbledon final.

Murray, darling of All England

Andy Murray

Linda Pearce A more romantic Wimbledon men's final is hard to imagine. So much international love for Roger Federer. So much patriotic hope invested in Andy Murray.


So close for dejected Murray, but still no cigar

Britain's Andy Murray

Linda Pearce, London A big fortnight has amounted to nothing more than an honourable second place.