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

John Tomic banned from Wimbledon too

Linda Pearce John Tomic can expect the same treatment from Wimbledon authorities as he has received at the French Open: a turnstile ban that extends past the official accreditation department to a ''not welcome''...

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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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Stosur Australia's sole hope after near-wipeout at Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt.

Linda Pearce, London Australia is without a representative in the second round of the men's draw at Wimbledon for the first time since 1938, after 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt followed beaten 20th seed Bernard Tomic,...

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Saville loses Wimbledon boys' final

Luke Saville.

Linda Pearce, London Luke Saville is deposed as the world's top-ranked junior, losing to Canadian Filip Peliwo.

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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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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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Loser stamps feet over Wimbledon's foot-fault 'cheats'

Karlovic

Linda Pearce, London Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic claims he is the victim of bias towards British hope Andy Murray and has questioned the credibility of Wimbledon, saying he felt "cheated" to be called for 11 foot...

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Nadal suffers shock Wimbledon defeat

Rafael Nadal.

Linda Pearce Rafael Nadal crashed to his worst Grand Slam tennis defeat in seven years on Thursday night when Czech journeyman Lukas Rosol, the world No.

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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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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.

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Wimbledon prepares for outbreak of Murraymania

Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce Wimbledon will have one first-time finalist on Sunday, and his name will be either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Young gun earns wildcard shot at Wimbledon

Ashleigh Barty

Linda Pearce Reigning girls' champion Ashleigh Barty to play in the main tournament at Wimbledon.

Tennis

Federer storms into Wimbledon semi-final

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce, London Roger Federer has reached a record 32nd grand slam semi-final but first at Wimbledon in three years, after an imperious 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 domination of his 14-time whipping boy, Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

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Tomic to play wildcard in Wimbledon opener

Bernard Tomic

Linda Pearce, London After a troubled build-up, Bernard Tomic will open his Wimbledon campaign against the young Belgian wildcard who worried Roger Federer at the French Open just three weeks ago.

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Williams, Radwanska cruise into Wimbledon final

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce, London Serena Williams is within one more win of a fifth Wimbledon title, and only first-time finalist Agnieszka Radwanska can deny the great American a 14th career grand slam.

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Her last bow: Clijsters set for final Wimbledon

Russia's Maria Sharapova (left) embraces Belgium's Kim Clijsters during a practice session on the eve of the Wimbledon Championships.

Linda Pearce, London Kim Clijsters declares herself fit to contest Wimbledon for the last time.

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Murray on verge of ending Wimbledon drought for Britain

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Linda Pearce, London At last. After 74 years. At last. Britain has a men's finalist at Wimbledon for the first time since Bunny Austin lost in 1937, after Andy Murray tamed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to reach...

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Storm Sanders is starting to make her mark

On target: Storm Sanders is starting to make her mark.

Linda Pearce Storm Sanders is known to her friends as Stormy, or Storminator, and sometimes Thunder, but the likeable tennis teen and self-confessed ''nerd'' insists she is nothing like her angry-sounding name.

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Pat Cash: Bernard Tomic needs a break

Exit: Bernard Tomic after losing in Florida last week.

Linda Pearce Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash believes Bernard Tomic's longer-term tennis interests and mental health would be best served by the controversial 21-year-old taking an extended break from the game.

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Dellacqua hot in Open heat

Australia's Casey Dellacqua celebrates after victory in her women's singles match

Linda Pearce Casey Dellacqua, now 28, and ranked 120th, she is about to return to double figures, and is back in a grand slam fourth round for the first time in what she calls her second career.

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