Tennis player Casey Dellacqua is currently Australia’s top-ranking player. Born in February 11, 1985 in Perth, Australia, she started playing tennis at an early age. She moved to Canberra when she was sixteen to pursue her tennis training. She turned professional in 2002 and won her first $25,000 ITF singles title in 2003 in Dalby.
She earned another $10,000 in 2004 in another ITF tournament in Warrnambool, in 2005 in Mackay, Rockhampton and Port Pirie. She also earned more singles ITF titles in 2006 (Port Pirie and Mount Gambier) and in 2007 (Melbourne, Perth, Kalgoorlie and the Bronx, USA). She has also been winning doubles ITF titles since 2003.
She has competed in the Australian Open since 2003 but has not proceeded beyond the first round from 2003 to 2007. In 2008, she reached the fourth round beating Karin Knapp, Patty Schnyder, former World No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo and 2006 Australian Open winner Rod Laver Arena. She was eventually defeated by Jelena Jankovic.
Dellacqua has also competed in the French Open in 2007 but was eliminated in the first round. The same happened in the 2007 Wimbledon. She managed a second round attempt at the 2007 US Open. By 2008, she was already ranked 43rd in the WTA rankings.
She opened the year with the Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts but lost to the first round to Nicole Vaidisova. She also played in the Pacific Life Open reaching a career-high Fourth Round but lost the title to 12th-seeded Vera Zvonareva. She also fared better at the French Open reaching the third round but losing to Carla Navarro and this year’s Wimbledon but was defeated by Nicole Vaidisova in the third round.