Dellacqua qualifies at Indian Wells

Casey Dellacqua has qualified for the main draw at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, overcoming Japan’s Misaki Doi in straight sets.

The Western Australian brushed aside Doi 6-3 6-3 in one hour and 19 minutes, marking the first time in 2012 that she has successfully qualified for a WTA main draw.

She fell in the second round of Doha qualifying and narrowly missed qualifying in Dubai when she fell in the final round, although she did eventually take her place in the draw as a lucky loser.

Dellacqua’s next opponent will be determined when the remaining final-round matches are completed and the successful qualifiers are inserted into the main draw.

Fellow Aussie Anastasia Rodionova unfortunately could not replicate Dellacqua’s success, losing to No.6 seed Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3 6-1.