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 started out the year at the Aussie Open not really too sure what to expect but we're here in Singapore and we've definitely been one of the better teams this year.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 25 Oct 2017

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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
  • Proudest moments are when her parents, Nita, and father Kim, watch her play at major tournaments
  • Made her Grand Slam debut at the 2003 Australian Open
  • Made her Fed Cup debut for Australia in 2006
  • Broke into the top 100 mid-way through 2007
  • Joined the world’s top 50 for the first time in 2008, a season highlighted by fourth-round showing at 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; missed most of 2010 due to foot surgery
  • Cracked the WTA doubles top 10 in May 2009
  • Claimed the mixed doubles title at the 2011 French Open, partnering American Scott Lipsky
  • In 2011 secured a record breaking six ITF Futures Pro Circuit titles in a row, all on home soil
  • Cracked the top 50 in singles with an impressive 2014 that featured final 16 performances at the Australian Open and US Open
  • Doubles finalist with Ash Barty at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2015
  • Suffered a nasty fall on court that saw her miss most of 2016; doubles ranking was World No.5 at the time of the injury
  • Made a great doubles return in 2017, reaching the quarter finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon and runner-up at Roland Garros

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.
  • 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

Fed Cup showdown set for Canberra
Australia's Fed Cup team of (L-R) Destanee Aiava, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty celebrate a 2017 win in Serbia; photo credit Srdjan Stevanovic
5 December, 2017

Canberra Tennis Centre will host the BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie between Australia and Ukraine on 10-11 February 2018.  
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Barty as ambitious as ever after Newcombe Medal win
Ash Barty poses with the Newcombe Medal at the National Tennis Centre the day after the glittering ceremony at Melbourne's Palladium Ballroom; Getty Images
28 November, 2017

Ash Barty was back on the practice court the morning after her Newcombe Medal win, with an eye on a strong performance during the Australian summer of 2018.
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Newks: happier Barty completes incredible 2017 season
Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates winning her second round match against Shelby Rogers.
23 November, 2017

In a better place mentally in the second phase of her career, Ash Barty soared into the top 20 in a breakout season, and as a result is among the Newcombe Medal finalists for 2017.
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Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur in action during the China Open in Beijing; Getty Images
3 November, 2017

We caught up with Sam Stosur when she was in Melbourne this week to discuss her comeback to tennis during the Asian swing as well as her hopes for the Aussie summer of 2018.
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