SYDNEY, Australia - Former doubles World No.3 Casey Dellacqua, who retired from tennis last April to spend more time with her family, has announced its latest addition on social media - a son named Jesse James Judd.
Jesse is Dellacqua and partner Amanda Judd's third child, following five-year-old son Blake Benjamin and two-year-old daughter Andie.
Bursting with joy and hearts are so full with the safe arrival of our beautiful son Jesse James Judd 👦🏼💙🥰
📆 - 12th March 2019
⏰ - 12.18pm
⚖️ - 4.2kg (yep i birth them big 🤪)
📏 - 54cms @AjayJudd 🌟 #familyof5 pic.twitter.com/p4ZoHlBOg0
— caseydellacqua (@caseydellacqua) March 13, 2019
Dellacqua, who was the 2011 Roland Garros mixed doubles champion alongside Scott Lipsky, reached seven Grand Slam women's doubles finals and made the second week of three majors in singles, spoke to the press in November about being pregnant for the first time. "[Amanda] has done most of the hard work till now, giving birth to our first two," the Australian told AAP. "Obviously she allowed me to continue with my sport and to do what I love, which is great... But, as a female, pregnancy was something I wanted to experience as well and we always knew we wanted three children so it was my turn to carry."
Congratulations have poured in from across the tennis world for the new family of five, with Judy Murray and Todd Woodbridge among those expressing their delight.
Congratulations you two/three/five xxx
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) March 13, 2019
Such great news congrats everyone. 🎉🥂baby👼🏻
— Todd Woodbridge (@toddwoodbridge) March 13, 2019