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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 personally am very disappointed. It sucks to lose but, at the end of the day, it's where we're at now.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 20 Apr 2015

» Fed Cup: Australia relegated to World Group II

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

Molik in for the long haul
Australian captain Alicia Molik supports her team from the sidelines during the Netherlands v Australia Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in 's-Hertogenbosch; Henk Koster
20 April, 2015

Alicia Molik is determined to get Australia's Fed Cup team back into the top tier of women's tennis after their surprise World Group Play-off loss to the Netherlands.
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Fed Cup: Australia relegated to World Group II
Australian captain Alicia Molik (L) and Jarmila Gajdosova talk tactics during the second of the reverse singles rubbers in the Netherlands v Australia Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in 's-Hertogenbosch; Getty Images
20 April, 2015

Australia's Fed Cup World Group Play-off loss to the Netherlands has left the team shell-shocked and searching for answers.
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Bertens beats Dellacqua, Dutch up 2-1
Casey Dellacqua in action during the second singles rubber of the Netherlands v Australia Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in 's-Hertogenbosch; Henk Koster
19 April, 2015

Kiki Bertens has put in an impressive display to brush aside a game Casey Dellacqua in the first of the reverse singles rubbers of the Netherlands v Australia Fed Cup World Group…
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Gallery: Fed Cup Day 1 action
Casey Dellacqua (R) shakes hands with Arantxa Rus after winning their second singles rubber in the Netherlands v Australia Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in 's-Hertogenbosch; Henk Koster
19 April, 2015

The Aussies and the Dutch are locked at 1-1 after the first day of play in their Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in 's-Hertogenbosch - check out the Day 1 highlights in our…
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