Casey Dellacqua

  • Age31
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
“I just finished 2015 off so good ... and I just feel like there's a little bit of unfinished business and I want to go out on my terms.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 31 Dec 2016

» Dellacqua with unfinished business

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



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

Dellacqua with unfinished business
Casey Dellacqua practises ahead of the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup World Group II tie in Bratislava; Roman Benicky
31 December, 2016

Back on court after a serious concussion and reunited with friend Ash Barty in doubles, Casey Dellacqua hopes to determine her own path as she attempts a doubles comeback.
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Barty celebrates double wildcard joy
Ash Barty; Getty Images
23 December, 2016

Comeback star Ashleigh Barty will feature prominently during the Aussie summer after being awarded wildcards into the Brisbane International and Australian Open.
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Checking in with … Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua in action at Australian Open 2015; Getty Images
22 September, 2016

Injured Aussie star Casey Dellacqua sat down with to discuss her concussion, the physical and mental trauma she went through, and her steps toward a comeback.
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Aus v USA Fed Cup World Group Play-off videos
The Australian Fed Cup team. © AMN IMAGES
15 April, 2016

All of the highlights, interviews and features around Australia v USA in the 2016 Fed Cup World Group Playoff.
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