PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age30
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
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“Venus is a quality opponent, a tough opponent and in the end she found her rhythm.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 24 Feb 2015

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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

Aussies aplenty in Doha, Acapulco
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Stosur, Sam Groth, Casey Dellacqua and Bernard Tomic will fly the Aussie flag at events around the globe this week; Getty Images
23 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic will feature in the ATP Acapulco action while Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have headed to Doha, Qatar.
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Stosur, Dellacqua fall in Dubai epics
Sam Stosur in action during her second round loss to Caroline Wozniacki at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships; Getty Images
18 February, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki served for the match three times before finally beating Sam Stosur while Casey Dellacqua stretched Lucie Safarova to three tight sets at the Dubai Duty Free…
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Muguruza too strong for Gajdosova
 Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a backhand in her quarter final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day four of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
17 February, 2015

Jarmila Gajdosova's run in Dubai has come to an end in three sets at the hands of Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.
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Top Aussie trio in action in Dubai
Aussie women (L-R) Sam Stosur, Jarmila Gajdosova and Casey Dellacqua are contesting this week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships; Getty Images
16 February, 2015

Australia's top three ranked women, Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Jarmila Gajdosova, will all fly the flag this week at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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