Casey Dellacqua

  • Age33
  • Born11 February 1985
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachShannon Nettle
  • Pro Since2002
“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



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

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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World Group beckons for Australia
Australia's Fed Cup team of (L-R) Alicia Molik, Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and Destanee Aiava celebrate their World Group II first-round victory against Ukraine in Canberra; Getty Images
12 February, 2018

After a win over Ukraine that showcased the squad's maturity and tight-knit nature, Australia stands just one victory away from a return to the Fed Cup World Group in 2019.
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Barty and Dellacqua seal victory for Australia
Ash Barty (R) and Casey Dellacqua embrace after winning their doubles rubber to seal a 3-2 victory for Australia in Fed Cup against Ukraine in Canberra; Getty Images
11 February, 2018

In a commanding display by one of the world's best doubles teams, Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua combined to defeat Ukraine's Kichenok twins to seal victory for…
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Barty welcomes busy Fed Cup schedule
Ash Barty speaks to the media at the Australia v Ukraine Fed Cup tie official draw ceremony; Getty Images
10 February, 2018

Ash Barty is scheduled to play two Fed Cup singles rubbers as well as doubles with Casey Dellacqua this weekend - and is excited to be busy when representing the green-and-gold.
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