Casey Dellacqua

Casey Dellacqua

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Casey Dellacqua (born 11 February 1985) is an Australian professional tennis player who currently resides in Perth, Western Australia. She was previously coached by former Australian player Nicole Pratt, before the two decided to part ways prior to the 2009 Australian Open. She won her first Grand Slam title in the 2011 French Open – Mixed Doubles, partnering with American Scott Lipsky.

She is of Italian descent through her father and Irish through her mother.

Early life

Dellacqua attended Woodvale Primary School from kindergarten to year 7, and then attended Woodvale Senior High School before moving to Canberra to train with the Australian Institute of Sport at the age of sixteen. Throughout her early life Dellacqua was an active member of local tennis clubs and teams.

Career

2007

In 2007, she won singles tournaments in 2007 Melbourne, Perth, Kalgoorlie, and The Bronx, in New York.

2008

Dellacqua began the year by reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open and upset 15th-seeded Patty Schnyder and former champion and World No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo but eventually lost to third seed Jelena Janković. The performance meant she surpassed Alicia Molik to become the highest ranked Australian female tennis player.



The French Open again showed Dellacqua's improved ability as she defeated the 9th-seeded Marion Bartoli and Nathalie Dechy in the first two rounds but she was knocked out in straights sets by Carla Suárez......
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