Casey shines in Indian Wells qualifying
Casey Dellacqua has won her second consecutive straight-set match in qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to advance to the main draw of the prestigious joint ATP/WTA event.
Dellacqua dismissed Italy’s Nastassja Burnett 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour, breaking serve on five occasions while saving three of the four break points she faced.
“Yay, I qualified here in Indian Wells. That feels good. Looking forward to my first round match!!!” she tweeted following the match.
It is not yet known who Dellacqua’s first round opponent will be given the successful qualifiers are yet to be placed in the women’s draw.
However, hers will be a name nobody will want to open against, given her success at the WTA Premier Mandatory event – in 2008 she reached the fourth round, while last year she also qualified for the main draw.
Following this year’s qualifying success, her win-loss record at the tournament stands at 7-2.