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 Ashleigh Barty says she is in no hurry to achieve the results Australia is panting for, remaining confident that success will come, in good time.
Linda Pearce Oh dear. Oh, really. Just, oh. Sam Stosur's latest Australian Open has ended early.
Linda Pearce Ninth seed completes a victory she greeted with both happiness and relief.
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 FAMILIAR opponent, different approach. That, at least, is the plan for Samantha Stosur, who has shrugged the wildebeest from her shoulders by finally - if a little scratchily - winning a match this...
Linda Pearce The surprise to Victoria Azarenka was that Sam Stosur would admit to the third-set choke against Zheng Jie.
Linda Pearce The lead-up to the Australian Open has been notable for those who have been absent.
Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's tone reveals doubts that Sam Stosur can make an impact at Open.
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...
Linda Pearce, London Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fifth time in six years.
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.