Casey enjoys WTA ranking boost

Casey Dellacqua’s excellent performance at last week’s Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo has seen her rewarded with a WTA rankings boost of 42 places.

The Western Australian vaulted from No.209 to No.167 after qualifying for the WTA Premier event and then reaching the second round with a dominant victory over top 50 player Kristina Mladenovic.

Dellacqua was ranked as high as No.77 just over a year ago, but while her performance on the doubles court has been exemplary in 2013, she’s struggled to match that form in singles.

Yet that appears to be changing.

Through the end of the French Open Dellacqua had won just four of 13 matches, yet since then has hit her stride, winning 10 of her past 14 to qualify for Birmingham, the US Open and Tokyo, and coming within a couple of points of doing the same at Wimbledon.

She is currently ranked 11th in the world in doubles.

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