PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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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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“Venus is a quality opponent, a tough opponent and in the end she found her rhythm.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 24 Feb 2015

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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

Miami Open: Tomic advances, Dellacqua falls
Bernard Tomic in action during his second round victory over Austin Krajicek at the Miami Open; Getty Images
28 March, 2015

Bernard Tomic will play Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Miami Open after defeating American Austin Krajicek in straight sets.
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Miami Open: Hewitt returns to action
Lleyton Hewitt in IPTL action; Getty Images
24 March, 2015

Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt is one of five Aussie men entered in the main draw of the Miami Open, beginning this week at Crandon Park in Florida.
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Quick hits: Aussies looking ahead
Sam Stosur (R) and Lisa Raymond during a fan event at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells; Getty Images
23 March, 2015

In the latest issue of "quick hits", we bring you news of John-Patrick Smith's latest Challenger success, Aussie updates from Miami, and Lleyton Hewitt's next…
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Jarka through, Casey out of Malaysian Open
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her first round victory at the WTA Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur; Getty Images
4 March, 2015

Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova fought through illness to eliminate her first-round opponent at the Malaysia Open, but countrywoman Casey Dellacqua fell to Taiwan's Hsieh…
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