PLAYER PROFILE

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 thought our games would really complement each other well and I really like hanging out with her; she's really relaxed and easy going and that makes a really good team.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 10 May 2015

» Madrid: Dellacqua’s doubles delight

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

Stosur overcomes Wimbledon demons
Sam Stosur in action during her first-round Wimbledon victory over Danka Kovinic; Getty Images
7 hours ago

Sam Stosur said she was feeling more relaxed ahead of Wimbledon, and it showed on Monday in her straight-sets first-round victory over Danka Kovinic.
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Gallery: Aussies at Wimbledon media day
Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Bernard Tomic
27 June, 2015

Many of the 16-strong Australian contingent met with the media on a sunny Friday at Wimbledon ahead of next week's main draw action.
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Tough Wimbledon draw for Aussies
Sam Stosur in action during her first round win over Madison Brengle at Roland Garros 2015; Getty Images
27 June, 2015

Australia's tennis aces face difficult assignments after the Wimbledon singles draws were conducted on Friday at the All England Club.
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Gavrilova wins Eastbourne thriller
Daria Gavrilova in action at the AEGON International in Eastbourne, England; Getty Images
24 June, 2015

UPDATE: Daria Gavrilova ensured Australia had one winner at Eastbourne with a thrilling victory over Camila Giorgi. Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Jarmila Gajdosova all fell on…
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