Plays: Left-Handed, Two Handed Backhand
Born: 11 February 1985
Birth Place: Perth, Australia
Resides: Sydney, Australia
Turned Pro: 2002
Career-high singles ranking: 26
Career-high doubles ranking: 3
Casey Dellacqua retired from professional tennis in 2018 as one of Australia’s most popular and classy representatives. Dellacqua first captured the nation’s heart when she made her Australian Open debut as a 17-year-old in 2003.
Dellacqua joined the world’s top 50 for the first time in 2008. Shoulder and foot surgeries in 2009 and 2010 halted her progress before the left-hander returned in 2011, winning six ITF Pro Circuit titles in a row, as well as the French Open Mixed doubles title with American Scott Lipsky.
Dellacqua enjoyed enormous success on the women’s doubles tour. She made 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.
Dellacqua rose to a career-high singles ranking of 26 in 2014. The West Australian was an integral member of the Australian Fed Cup side and a dual Olympian. A fall at the China Open in 2015 left Dellacqua with concussion symptoms that lasted for more than a year. She left the game to spend more time with her growing family in 2018 before being honoured with the Spirit of Tennis Award.
Dellacqua has since become a respected commentator and is passionate about growing and developing the game in Australia.