No fairytale comeback for Casey
Casey Dellacqua has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round following her return from stress fractures in her right foot.
The West Australian fell 6-1 6-0 to Serbian Bojana Jovanovski in what was Dellacqua’s first match since March.
“It wasn’t too fun out there today for me,” said Dellacqua. “It was obviously my first match for a long time and it just showed. I just haven’t had enough matches. She came up with a lot of good shots and a lot of winners. Just obviously not my best day.
Dellacqua has struggled with injury for the past 12 months – first a left shoulder reconstruction and then foot problems sidelining the former top 40 player.
“I did the best preparation that I could possibly do to get out there today and obviously that just wasn’t enough. You always want to play at Wimbledon. To be honest I probably wasn’t quite ready for this but I gave myself the best shot I could and obviously it wasn’t good enough today.
“My foot does not feel the best but it feels ok. If you are not at the level where you can compete it makes it pretty tough so I will have to make some decisions about what I will do in the next few weeks.”
Dellacqua is scheduled to play in the Wimbledon doubles event with countrywoman Alicia Molik. The pair is due to meet British duo Jocelyn Rae and Heather Watson in the first round.