Casey qualifies for US Open
Casey Dellacqua has bolstered Australia’s presence in the main draws of the US Open, scoring a win in the final round of qualifying on Friday at Flushing Meadows.
Dellacqua secured her place in the draw of the year’s final Grand Slam with a 7-5 6-3 victory over the dangerous Ksenia Pervak, once ranked as high as No.37.
It will be the Western Australian’s first appearance in a major main draw since the Australian Open – she fell at the qualifying stage at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
“Played three lefties to qualify here at the US Open. Never happens. Lucky I had my fellow WA lefty here @stormsanders94 to help me get through!!” she tweeted following the win over Pervak.
Her first round main draw opponent will be fellow qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia.
Dellacqua reached the second round at Flushing Meadows in 2012 before falling in two tight sets to Li Na.