PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

  • Age32
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
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“We have been at the this stage of the tournament before but we haven’t played together in a long time at a Slam, so this is really exciting to be out here with Ash.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 23 Jan 2017

» Dellacqua and Barty earn No.1 reward

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

2015 112
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

Ukraine dominates Australia in Fed Cup
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
13 February, 2017

Australia faces a Play-off tie against a yet-to-be-determined opponent to maintain its place in World Group II after falling to Ukraine in Kharkiv.
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Gavrilova, Barty lead Australia in singles
(L-R) Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Arina Rodionova, Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik at the Australia v Ukraine Fed Cup draw ceremony.
11 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty will lead the Aussies into Fed Cup battle in Kharkiv when they take on Lesia Tsurenko and Elina Svitolina respectively in singles.
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Freezing Fed Cup tie sees Dasha leading the way
Daria Gavrilova will open the Fed Cup tie v the USA. Photo:  AMN Images
9 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova will lead Australia into battle for a Fed Cup tie played in sub-zero temperatures in Ukraine and for a shot at a World Group Play-off tie.
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Fed Cup: Australia to combat red-hot Svitolina
Daria Gavrilova (R) and Elina Svitolina will be the top-ranked players heading the Australian and Ukrainian teams respectively in Fed Cup in Kharkiv; Getty Images
6 February, 2017

Australia's Fed Cup team faces the prospect of an away tie against a Ukrainian team spearheaded by the surging Elina Svitolina.
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