Dellacqua qualifies for Miami

Casey Dellacqua has battled her way through qualifying at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

She opened with a 7-5 5-7 6-3 win over American Shenay Perry. The Australian followed that up with a comprehensive 6-2 6-2 drubbing of Darya Kustova to add her name to the main draw.

Dellacqua, currently ranked No.234, will play Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in the first-round in what will be the pair’s first meeting.

The 25 year old has made steady progress since returning from a long-term injury spell (shoulder and foot), which she capped off with winning an ITF event in Mildura in February.