Casey set to return in Mildura
Reigning champion Casey Dellacqua will continue her comeback to international tennis when she returns to the Mildura Grand International, to be held at the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club from Monday 21 February.
After being sidelined by injury in late 2010, Dellacqua is set to return to Pro Tour action on home soil along with several Australian stars as they compete for $50,000 in prize money in regional Victoria.
Dellacqua will be joined by reigning Optus 18s National champion Isabella Holland (St. Lucia, Qld), and local talent James Lemke (Camberwell, Vic) and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Olivia Rogowska (St. Kilda, Vic) in Mildura.
Joining the Australians will be international players from Great Britain, Canada, India, Chinese Taipei and Japan.
Tournament Director Mark Handley was excited to welcome Dellacqua back to Mildura as she attempts to climb the world’s rankings and recapture the form which saw her become Australia’s No.1 female player in 2008
“To have established international players such as Casey Dellacqua play alongside emerging national talent is fantastic for the tournament and the Australian Pro Tour,” Handley said.