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

Djokovic, Federer through as big names fall at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic.

Linda Pearce, London Titleholder Novak Djokovic and six-time champion Roger Federer moved smoothly through to the Wimbledon second round on an opening day that counted sixth seed Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams among...

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'She's hot, you're not': Sharapova, Williams slap down Frenchman's prize gripe

Maria Sharapova.

Linda Pearce Frenchman Gilles Simon has defended his controversial call to end equal prize money at the grand slams, claiming his opinion is shared by the public, the media, and all 128 players in the Wimbledon...

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Tennis

Sharapova survives a scare

Maria Sharapova reacts after taking the second game of the third set.

Linda Pearce Maria Sharapova is the first of the women's title favourites to receive a major Wimbledon fright, her dramas played out over two days.

Tennis

Federer rallies to avoid Nadal's fate

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce As the ghost of Rafael Nadal swirled around under the centre court roof that had enclosed the upset of the tournament - and, perhaps, the decade - at Wimbledon on Thursday night, Roger Federer...

Simon sparks the prize fight

France's Gilles Simon

Linda Pearce Frenchman defends controversial call to end equal prizemoney at the grand slams.

Sharapova crashes out in fourth round

Germany's Sabine Lisicki sinks to her knees in ecstacy after her victory.

Linda Pearce, London The 10 years since a woman last completed the major clay-grass double at the French Open and Wimbledon has been extended to 11.

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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Federer still hungers for No.1 spot

A relieved Roger Federer waves to the crowd after managing to defeat Xavier Malisse.

Linda Pearce, London Roger Federer has perfect 13-0 record against next opponent, Mikhail Youzhny.

Tennis

Murraymania ends in tears as Federer claims seventh Wimbledon crown

Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce No knighthood, yet, for Andy Murray but the coronation, again, of Roger Federer. The Swiss genius won his record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title overnight and 17th major overall 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 to...

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