Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty
  • Residence: Ipswich, Australia
  • Date of Birth: 24 Apr 1996
  • Birthplace: Ipswich, Australia
  • Height: 5' 5" (1.66 m)
  • Weight: 137 lbs. (62 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro

Casey Dellacqua

Casey Dellacqua
  • Residence: Sydney, Australia
  • Date of Birth: 11 Feb 1985
  • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
  • Weight: 146 lbs. (66 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2002)
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Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua are an unlikely combination to some, with Barty a right-handed teenager and Dellacqua left-handed and more than 11 years older than her partner. Nevertheless, they have given Australian fans hope for another Grand Slam-winning duo.

All-Australian pairings capturing Grand Slam doubles titles was common in the early days of the Open Era. In fact, it happened 10 times but has not occurred since Kerry Melville Reid and Wendy Turnbull were victorious at Wimbledon in 1978.

But in three of the five Grand Slams they have teamed up in, Barty and Dellacqua have been a win away from ending that drought - with runner-up showings at the Australian OpenWimbledon and US Open in 2013.

Also in 2013, Barty and Dellacqua become the first all-Australian pairing to win a WTA title in six years with a triumph in Birmingham.

"I just think we have so much trust and belief in each other. Whatever the situation is, we find a way," Dellacqua said. "Especially at the Grand Slams that's what it comes to, it comes down to the best team that can get through - you've seen it with the Bryans, and the other best teams in the world, they work together.

"I think that's what we do well and we don't complicate things - we just go out there and do our job and play to our strengths."

While virtually all of Barty's WTA doubles success has come alongside Dellacqua, Dellacqua is no stranger to Grand Slam success with others - having been runner-up at Roland Garros in 2008 with Francesca Schiavone and having won the 2011 French Open mixed doubles crown with Scott Lipsky.

2014 Record: 5-3
Career Record: 26-11
Career Record On Hard: 17-9
Career Record On Clay: 0-1
Career Record On Grass: 9-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 16-5

WON (1):
2013 - Birmingham; R-Up (3): 2013 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open

Titles: 1
Career-High Ranking: No.12

Titles: 2
Career-High Ranking: No.9

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    March 18, 2014
    Casey Dellacqua, a quarterfinalist at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells last week, was among the winners as the Sony Open Tennis kicked off in Miami on Tuesday.
  • Halep Storms Into Semifinals

    March 12, 2014
    The breakthroughs just keep coming - Simona Halep defeated Casey Dellacqua to reach the biggest semifinal of her blossoming career at the BNP Paribas Open.
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    March 11, 2014
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    March 09, 2014
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    March 08, 2014
    Cara Black and Sania Mirza and Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua were the first to book doubles quarterfinal berths at the BNP Paribas Open.
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    March 07, 2014
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    March 06, 2014
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    February 24, 2014
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