PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

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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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“I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to play Caroline. I've actually never played her before so it's always nice in your career to say you've played all the best players.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 23 Sep 2014

» Dellacqua fights through in Wuhan

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

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

Stosur, Hewitt, Dellacqua, Kyrgios nominated for Newcombe Medal
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Nick Kyrgios, Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt have been named finalists for the Newcombe Medal; Getty Images
23 October, 2014

Top-ranked Australians Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt, alongside resurgent Casey Dellacqua and rising star Nick Kyrgios, are this year’s Newcombe Medal finalists.
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Serena, Tsonga headed for Hopman Cup
Serena Williams (L) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play at Hopman Cup 2015; Getty Images
1 October, 2014

World No.1 Serena Williams and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are set to join an impressive line-up at Hopman Cup 2015.
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Gajdosova returns to top 70
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her first round win over Daniela Hantuchova at the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan; Getty Images
30 September, 2014

Jarmila Gajdosova has continued her surge up the WTA rankings while our young Aussie men have entrenched themselves inside the world's top 200.
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Aussies in action: Tomic in Tokyo
Bernard Tomic in action in the first round of the doubles event at the US Open in New York; Getty Images
29 September, 2014

Australia's Bernard Tomic will fly the flag at this week's ATP 500 event in Tokyo, Japan, while Sam Stosur has begun strongly at the WTA China Open in Beijing.
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