Casey Dellacqua

  • Age39
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
“The camaraderie in Australian women’s tennis is really great. I think that’s something to be really proud of.”

— Casey Dellacqua, 8 Mar 2020

» Aussie women: Success breeding success

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 were when her parents, Nita, and father Kim, watched her play at major tournaments
  • Made her Grand Slam debut at Australian Open 2003
  • Made her Fed Cup debut for Australia in 2006
  • Broke into the top 100 in mid-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 30 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 quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon and runner-up at Roland Garros
  • Qualified for the WTA Finals doubles event in 2017 (with Ash Barty)
  • Retired from professional tennis in April 2018, after winning the decisive doubles rubber (alongside Barty) to give Australia a 3-2 victory over Ukraine in Fed Cup
  • Since retiring, has pursued tennis commentary, as well as working in Tennis Australia’s Women & Girls and Player Relations spaces.

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

Casey Dellacqua in the news

#NoLimits girls squad members feeling inspired in Brisbane
#NoLimitsGirls squad members during a breakfast event at Queensland Tennis Centre. Picture: Tennis Australia
13 April, 2024

Some lucky #NoLimits girls squad members were treated to a special experience at the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier tie.
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Former Australian players reunite at Billie Jean King Cup in Brisbane
Lisa Ayres, Jessica Moore, Annabel Taylor and Casey Dellacqua during a women and girls panel discussion in Brisbane. Picture: Tennis Australia
12 April, 2024

Several former Billie Jean King Cup representatives reflected on their experiences at a Women and Girls breakfast at the Queensland Tennis Centre.
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Aussie stars looking to advance to doubles finals at Australian Open 2024
AO 20224 D12
24 January, 2024

Storm Hunter and Matt Ebden are among eight Aussie players scheduled to compete on day 12 at Australian Open 2024.
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Aussie wildcards playing for semifinal spots at Australian Open 2024
Marc Polmans and Olivia Gadecki at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Getty Images
22 January, 2024

Marc Polmans and Olivia Gadecki are among 18 Aussies scheduled to compete on day 10 at Australian Open 2024.
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