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 Tennis Australia reiterates commitment to further raising grand slam stakes.
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 At 34 seconds past 5.30pm on Tuesday, an Australian not named Samantha Stosur won at the Open.
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 At 34 seconds past 5.30pm on Tuesday, an Australian not named Samantha Stosur won a match at this year’s Australian Open.
Linda Pearce Five-time champion Serena Williams has delivered another devastating display to set up a mouth-watering Australian Open showdown with her teenage heir apparent Sloane Stephens.
Linda Pearce FOR Novak Djokovic, no shirt ripping this time, no early-morning, record-setting marathon, but still a history-making result.
Linda Pearce For Novak Djokovic, no shirt ripping this time, no early-morning, record-setting marathon.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic was on his way to Tullamarine Airport early on Monday morning at a time, 12 months earlier, that his previous final on Rod Laver Arena was still being played.
Linda Pearce Celebrations had to be put on ice after Novak Djokovic won his third straight Australian title.
Linda Pearce World No.1 Victoria Azarenka has returned to Australia illuminated by the spotlight that comes with being the reigning Australian Open champion, but she insists her approach to this year’s tournament...
Linda Pearce, Brisbane World No. 1 is back with an approach she insists will be no different from last year.
Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton PERHAPS by belatedly revealing her secret November ankle surgery on the eve of the Brisbane International, Sam Stosur was buying a little public understanding should the early stages of her...
Linda Pearce, Brisbane Undercooked Sam Stosur eliminated in the first round of the Brisbane International.
Linda Pearce How does Stosur avoid another grim ending to what is looming as a depressingly familiar script?
Linda Pearce Andy Murray was a little worried that his pleasant life would be upended by his US Open win.
Linda Pearce, Brisbane Alicia Molik and Rennae Stubbs are among the confirmed candidates for the Fed Cup captaincy vacated by David Taylor last month, with the possibility of a surprise late expression of interest from...
Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will head to Melbourne with a 1-1 record from his only two official tournament matches before the Australian Open, his body no longer giving him any pain but still with some work to do...
Linda Pearce Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was close to claiming top billing in the world a year ago, but she is content to be heading into 2013 as world No. 8.