PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

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  • Age29
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • Pro Since2002
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“When I grew up in Australia we’d stay up during the middle of the night to watch Wimbledon, and I’ve had two opportunities this year to play on Centre Court, so for me it’s a massive thrill.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 4 Jul 2014

» Doubles success for Aussie women

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

Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 11
A reflection of Naiktha Bains of Australia serving seen in a window during her girls' doubles second round match with Tornado Alicia Black of the United States against Freya Christie and Isabelle Wallace of Great Britain on Day 10 at Wimbledon; Jan Kruger/Getty Images
4 July, 2014

Casey Dellacqua will attempt to reach the mixed doubles semifinals with Jamie Murray while Australian juniors Priscilla Hon and Naiktha Bains will also be in action at Wimbledon…
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Doubles success for Aussie women
Casey Dellacqua (at net) and Jamie Murray in action during their third round mixed doubles victory over Horia Tecau and Sania Mirza on Centre Court at Wimbledon; Getty Images
4 July, 2014

Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have enjoyed victories in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon on Thursday to keep alive their campaigns at the All England Club.
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Aussies in action: Day 10
Casey Dellacqua (L) and Ash Barty in action during their second-round victory over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Kimiko Date-Krumm in the ladies' doubles event at Wimbledon; Getty Images
3 July, 2014

Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty will attempt to reach the Wimbledon semifinals when they take on No.2 seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in doubles action on Thursday.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 9
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his stunning victory over World No.1 Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon; Getty Images
2 July, 2014

Nick Kyrgios will look to continue his stunning run at the All England Club when he takes on No.8 seed Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
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