PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age29
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
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“Now I just turn my focus onto the Australian Open and doing what I can in the next couple of days to prepare best for that.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 15 Jan 2015

» Dellacqua out of Hobart International

On court

  • Started learning to play tennis aged seven when her mum, Nita, and her nan put her in group lessons at Kingsley Tennis Club.
  • Played all sports as a child and always knew she wanted to be a professional athlete.
  • Made her Grand Slam debut at the 2003 Australian Open.
  • Made her Fed Cup debut in 2006.
  • Broke into the top 100 mid-way through 2007.
  • Joined the world’s top 50 for the first time in 2008, highlighted by a fourth-round showing at the Australian Open.
  • Reached the final of the women’s doubles at the 2008 French Open, partnering Francesca Schiavone.
  • Represented Australia at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
  • Underwent shoulder surgery in early 2009 and missed the rest of the season.
  • Cracked the WTA doubles top 10 in May 2009.
  • Claimed the mixed doubles title at the 2011 French Open, partnering American Scott Lipsky.
  • Secured a record breaking six ITF Futures Pro Circuit titles in a row, all on home soil, in 2011.
  • Represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Represented Australia at the 2012 Fed Cup.
  • Proudest moments are when her parents, Nita, and father Kim, watch her play at major tournaments.

Off court

  • Watches AFL (Carlton fan), cricket and V8 Supercars in her spare time.
  • Enjoys sleeping, shopping, hanging out with friends and family and reading.
  • Admires Australian tennis legend Margaret Court.
  • Favourite movie is Dirty Dancing.
  • Favourite actor is Brad Pitt.
  • Favourite music is hip-hop and R&B.

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 30
2013 130
2012 88
2011 156
2010 226
2009 1004
2008 55
2007 78
2006 172
2005 223
2004 301
2003 275
2002 458

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013 Bendigo #1 ITF, Bendigo #2 ITF

2012 Fukuoka ITF

2011 Bundaberg ITF, Cairns ITF, Darwin ITF, Esperance ITF, Kalgoorlie ITF, Traralgon ITF, Bendigo ITF

2010 Mildura ITF

2007 Melbourne ITF, Perth ITF, Kalgoorlie ITF, Bronx, New York ITF

2006 Mount Gambier ITF, Port Pirie ITF

2005 Mackay ITF, Rockhampton ITF, Port Pirie ITF

2004 Warrnambool ITF

2003 Dalby ITF

Finals

2007 Calvia, Spain ITF, Fukuoka, Japan ITF

2006 Traralgon ITF, Melbourne ITF

2005 Hamanako, Japan ITF

Casey Dellacqua in the news

Dellacqua eliminated from Open
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Casey Dellacqua of Australia looks on in her second round match against Madison Keys of the United States during day four of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
22 January, 2015

There'll be no repeat of Casey Dellacqua's 2014 charge to the second week of the Australian Open after she was defeated by big-hitting American Madison Keys on Thursday.
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Aussie Day 4 preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Monica Niculescu of Romania during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
22 January, 2015

Four Australians will press for a place in the third round of the 2015 Australian Open on Thursday.
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Casey in a canter
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Casey Dellacqua of Australia celebrates winning her first round match against Yvonne Meusburger of Austria during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

Casey Dellacqua is safely through to the second round of Australian Open 2015 after a routine 6-4 6-0 victory over Yvonne Meusburger, playing the last match of the Austrian’s…
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Day 2 Aussie Preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Samantha Stosur of Australia serves during a practice session ahead of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

After a run of Aussie success on the opening day at the Australian Open, there is plenty to look forward to on the second day as well with five more Australians scheduled to play.
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