Casey Dellacqua

  • Age29
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • Pro Since2002
“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



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


2007 Calvia, Spain ITF, Fukuoka, Japan ITF

2006 Traralgon ITF, Melbourne ITF

2005 Hamanako, Japan ITF

Casey Dellacqua in the news

Fed Cup Q&A: Casey Dellacqua
20 April, 2014

Casey Dellacqua faces a busy schedule, potentially having to play three rubbers for Australia in this weekend's Fed Cup semifinal. She took time out to speak to
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Fed Cup gallery: Day 1 Australia v Germany
Andrea Petkovic, Germany. Photo by MATT ROBERTS/GETTY IMAGES
19 April, 2014

Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber gave Germany the dream start against Australia.
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Australia on back foot as Germany up 2-0
Angelique Kerber, Germany.  Photo by MATT ROBERTS/GETTY IMAGES
19 April, 2014

UPDATE: Australian captain Alicia Molik has no qualms admitting the obvious – it is all uphill if her team is to reach this years Fed Cup final after Angelique Kerber's…
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Fed Cup gallery: Australia v Germany, the lead-up
Sam Stosur, Australia, and Angelique Kerber, Germany, at the official draw at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ahead of the Fed Cup semifinal tie in Brisbane. Photo by MATT ROBERTS/GETTY IMAGES
18 April, 2014

The Australian and German Fed Cup teams gathered for the official team dinner at the Stamford Plaza, Brisbane.
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