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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“That’s what we play for, you want to play on the big courts against the best players, and yeah I really enjoyed it out there.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 24 Mar 2014

» Dellacqua fights, but falls to Venus

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

Stosur and Petkovic to start Fed Cup tie
Sam Stosur, Fed Cup, Hobart, 2014. GETTY IMAGES
2 hours ago

Australian No.1 Sam Stosur will meet German No.2 Andrea Petkovic in the first rubber of this weekend's Fed Cup World Group semifinal in Brisbane.
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Green and gold calm Stosur’s nerves
Sam Stosur expects the home-crowd pressure will be different in a Fed Cup environment. MARK NOLAN. GETTY IMAGES
16 April, 2014

Home-court advantage suddenly sits well with Samantha Stosur ahead of Australia's Fed Cup semi-final with Germany in Brisbane this weekend.
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Time for Aussies to make history
Alicia Molik, Hobart, Fed Cup, 2014. GETTY IMAGES
15 April, 2014

Australia's Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik has challenged her Fed Cup team to create their own piece of history in Brisbane this weekend.
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Stosur and Dellacqua to lead Fed Cup charge
HOBART, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09: Storm Sanders, Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty, Samantha Stosur and Alicia Molik of Australia after the Fed Cup tie between Australia and Russia at the Domain Tennis Centre on February 9, 2014 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
9 April, 2014

Australian captain Alicia Molik today named an unchanged team for the Fed Cup semifinal to be staged in Brisbane over the Easter weekend.
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