Armed with her contagious smile Casey Dellacqua immediately captured the hearts of the Australian public when she made her Australian Open debut as a 17 year old in 2003. After a few developmental years, Dellacqua joined the world’s top 50 for the first time in 2008 after reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open and in Indian Wells, and third round appearances at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Shoulder and foot surgeries in 2009 and 2010 prevented Dellacqua from building on her success, however her 2011 return saw her capture six ITF Pro Circuit titles in a row as well as the 2011 French Open Mixed Doubles title with American Scott Lipsky.
The West Australian has enjoyed great success on the women’s doubles tour, making the 2008 French Open final with Francesca Schiavone, and was a finalist with fellow Australian Ash Barty at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, all in 2013.
2014 has seen Dellacqua enjoy a phenomenal rise back up the singles rankings. With strong showings at the Australian Open, US Open, Indian Wells, Birmingham and Tokyo she rose to a career high of #26 in the world in September.
Dellacqua is an integral member of the Australian Fed Cup side and is an Olympic representative from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Born: 11 February 1985
Birth Place: Perth, Australia
Resides: Sydney, Australia
Turned Pro: 2002
Current singles ranking: 29
Current Australian ranking: 2
Career-high singles ranking: 26