PLAYER PROFILE

Casey Dellacqua

  • Age33
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
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“There's nothing more special than being out here representing Australia, especially on my birthday and with my best mate (Barty), with my team, with my family here, so it's really special and something I'll remember.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 11 Feb 2018

» Barty and Dellacqua seal victory for Australia

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

Zach Viiala and Hana Sonton to compete at Longines Future Tennis Aces
Longines Future Tennis Aces Launch - Casey Dellacqua, Hana Sonton & Zachary Viiala 5
7 May, 2018

Perth schoolboy Zachary Viiala and Gold Coast schoolgirl Hana Sonton are preparing to fly to Paris after being selected as the Australian representatives for the 2018 Longines…
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Selfless Stosur ready for Fed Cup duties
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17:  Samantha Stosur of Australia practices after a media opportunity ahead of the Australia v Netherlands Fed Cup World Group Play-off at Wollongong Tennis Club on April 17, 2018 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
17 April, 2018

Now Australia's third-ranked singles player, Sam Stosur will be happy either competing on court for Australia or cheering from the sidelines during this weekend's Fed…
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Casey Dellacqua retires from tennis
Casey-Dellacqua-retires
10 April, 2018

Casey Dellacqua has brought down the curtain on a glittering 16-year pro career that featured a top-30 singles ranking, seven WTA doubles titles and Grand Slam success.
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Fed Cup: Australia to host Netherlands in Play-off
The Australian Fed Cup team celebrates its World Group II first-round victory over Ukraine in Canberra; Getty Images
14 February, 2018

Australia will host Netherlands in a Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in April, with the winner advancing to the eight-nation World Group in 2019.
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