Classic match: Dellacqua v Mauresmo
Re-live the classic Australian Open 2008 third round match between Casey Dellacqua and Amelie Mauresmo, which catapulted the young Aussie to fame.
The third round match between Casey Dellacqua and Amelie Mauresmo at Australian Open 2008 was one of the most memorable matches of the tournament.
Dellacqua came into the match unseeded and a massive underdog against the No.18 seed Mauresmo, a former world No.1 and two-time major champion.
But Dellacqua’s thrilling 3-6 6-4 6-4 win lifted the roof on Rod Laver Arena, with the victory establishing her as Australia’s No.1 female player, moving her into the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, and sparking the run that would see her crack the world’s top 40 later that year.