PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

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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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“I thought our games would really complement each other well and I really like hanging out with her; she's really relaxed and easy going and that makes a really good team.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 10 May 2015

» Madrid: Dellacqua’s doubles delight

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

Kyrgios to launch French Open campaign
Nick Kyrgios in action during his third-round victory over No.1 seed Roger Federer at the Mutua Madrid Open; Getty Images
4 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios launches his French Open campaign on Monday confident he has the weapons to wreak more Grand Slam havoc at Roland Garros.
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Special Ks lead Australia’s French charge
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Thanaski Kokkinakis in action at Australian Open 2015; Getty Images
24 May, 2015

Gen-Y stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are hoping to lead the changing of the guard as Australia boasts its largest French Open singles contingent this century.
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Roland Garros: Stosur handed tough draw
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
22 May, 2015

Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios were all guaranteed to avoid seeds until at least round three - but they won't have to wait long before running into tournament…
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The Social Serve: Nick Kyrgios blows up Twitter
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his win over Roger Federer
13 May, 2015

Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
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