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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 was really looking forward to playing with Lleyton in his last Aussie summer campaign but I need more time to recover from the concussion injury I sustained in China in early October.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 4 Dec 2015

» Casey Dellacqua withdraws from Hopman Cup

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

Gallery: Fed Cup preparations
(L-R) Alicia Molik, Sam Stosur, Kimberly Birrell and Storm Sanders at the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup pre-tie press conference; Roman Benicky
19 hours ago

Australia's Fed Cup team have done the media rounds and hit the practice court ahead of this weekend's World Group II tie against Slovakia in Bratislava.
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Dellacqua ready for Fed Cup action
Photo: Getty Images
4 February, 2016

Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik has confirmed that Casey Dellacaqua is ready to make a comeback from injury
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Stosur & Dellacqua to lead Fed Cup team against Slovakia
Photo: Getty Images
2 February, 2016

Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua will lead the Fed Cup team into battle against Slovakia in Bratislava
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Casey Dellacqua withdraws from Hopman Cup
Casey Dellacqua in action during her first-round US Open loss to Anett Kontaveit; Getty Images
4 December, 2015

The lingering effects of concussion have forced Casey Dellacqua to withdraw from the Hopman Cup.
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