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Jul 7th, 2008, 10:05 PM
This is the place to be as Casey takes to the courts of North America over the next 2 months or so.
On the schedule so far, Casey is down to play in Los Angeles (Tier 2) and Montreal (Tier 1). Hopefully she can score a few wins at these big events and that will boost her into the top 40 for the first time :)

Then it's on to the Olympics in Beijing (which will need its own thread :p) and then back to the States for the US Open.

Good luck KC :bounce:

Jul 8th, 2008, 02:19 AM
GL Case:)

Jul 8th, 2008, 04:19 AM
Apparently Casey pulled out of L.A.

She isn't going to play many events for the rest of the year?

Jul 8th, 2008, 06:06 AM
Well that stinks :mad:
And I don't think it is very wise to not play much after the US Open. I mean I would rather her have a seeding at the Aussie than risk facing a top seed in R1 or R2.

Jul 8th, 2008, 06:09 AM
ooo bad decision....

i know she needs a rest, but she is so close to a top like 30 ranking... grr

Jul 8th, 2008, 07:12 AM
she's no.42 at the moment, so she needs ten ranking jumps to be guaranteed a seeding at the slams.

GL Casey :)

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Any offical reason on why she's pulled out of LA?

Jul 8th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Damn, i was looking forward to the Hard Courts, and I was hoping for a seeding by the Australian Open which will be harder now, but Good luck Casey :yeah:

Jul 9th, 2008, 01:49 AM
Good luck to Casey. I think she has made some smart scheduling decisions this year so we will need to trust her on this one.

Jul 10th, 2008, 01:40 AM
casey hurt her shoulder so wants to rest as much as possible before the olympics which is why she pulled out of LA

Jul 11th, 2008, 12:36 AM
GL Casey

Jul 11th, 2008, 06:41 AM
casey hurt her shoulder so wants to rest as much as possible before the olympics which is why she pulled out of LA

Welcome jules23 and thanks for that info.

Jul 11th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Hope the shoulder goes okay... good luck casey

Jul 11th, 2008, 09:40 PM
casey :hug:

rest up that shoulder and lets see you winning again soon :yeah:

Jul 12th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Casey will also play New Haven :)

Jul 13th, 2008, 02:27 AM

Jul 15th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Here's hoping Casey gets speedy recovery and starts to climb up the rankings again very soon. :)

Jul 18th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Casey has pulled out of the Rogers Cup with a shoulder injury.

http://www.rogerscup.com/3/en/news/2008/playeradditions.asp (down the bottom)

Jul 18th, 2008, 06:37 AM
Shit Shit Shit

Jul 18th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the update :)
I imagine that this is only precautionary for the Olympics...

Jul 18th, 2008, 07:17 AM
Good decision by her, at least she won't damage her Olympic chances.

I know this isn't related to Casey, but is Alicia going to play Montreal or not? I don't think she is as she is training in Brisbane to get prepared for winning a medal.

Jul 18th, 2008, 11:22 AM
i hope the shoulder is fine for Beijing, Alicia and Casey have a great chance for a medal in the doubles IMO

Jul 19th, 2008, 12:22 AM
i would imagine that Alicia and Casey would be great medal prospects as would Sam and Stubbs and Sam.

Jul 21st, 2008, 02:54 AM
I saw Casey training at the State Tennis Centre this morning, she was doing shuttle runs and these two men were recording her times. She looks very fit, and she saw me and my brother and smiled at us :D

Jul 27th, 2008, 05:25 AM
How my life has changed
Australia’s new queen of the court has arrived as a force and tells ROSS LEWIS she likes the service

Realistic goals: Rising international star Casey Dellacqua, at home in Perth, has targeted a top-30 world ranking as her next goal via the Olympics. Picture: Nic Ellis

The click-clack of the train wheels as they went over the gaps in the track made it impossible for Casey Dellacqua to catch some much-needed sleep.
So, as the carriage headed to some German town with an unpronounceable name as long as a tramline, Dellacqua had plenty of time to think.
Many of the thoughts revolved around the questions of where am I, why am I here and will I have enough time before my next match to wash my smelly shirts?
Welcome to life as a 100-plus ranked player on the world tennis circuit.
Dellacqua recounts the story with a smile on her face.
The rising WA sports star views her apprenticeship on the secondary women’s tour as something of a rite of passage — the hard yards athletes have to endure before the real fun starts.
The 23-year-old is now living the high life.
In the past nine months, Dellacqua has gone from Casey Who to being Australia’s new queen of the court.
And the left-hander doesn’t want to let her country down.
She is approaching the Beijing Olympics, where she will be Australia’s highest-ranked female player, as not just a chance to feel the pride of playing under the Southern Cross but also an opportunity to continue her rise up the ladder.
Little more than 18 months ago, Dellacqua looked like being just another tennis journeywoman wandering the world seeking that big break.
She was ranked at 180 and was spending more time on the challenger circuit than the tour proper.
Life was tough.
“I struggled for a lot of years there, not having much money as I was grinding out an existence in second-level tournaments,” Dellacqua recalls.
“There were many occasions where I was sitting on the trains through the middle of Europe in the middle of the night trying to get to tournaments.
“Then you rock up and suddenly have to take to the court. You are so unprepared.
“Then there were times when you had to miss doing the laundry because you couldn’t read the instructions in another language. Everything was that little bit harder in the day-to-day things.”
How the world has changed for Dellacqua.
In January she “arrived” on the tennis scene by advancing to the round of 16 at the Australian Open.
She later made the third rounds of the French Open and Wimbledon.
Her stocks rose again by appearing in the doubles final at Roland Garros.
With her ranking at 41, Dellacqua now gets around town in a $60,000 V8 Holden, a marked upgrade on the 1991 Commodore she had relied on.
In 2008 she has won $408,000. In her six previous years playing tennis around the globe, she pocketed around $300,000 and much of it was used to pay for travel to events.
“Now all those little things are done for me on the tour,” Dellacqua says. “You take your laundry to the courts and it gets done for you.
“A car comes to the airport to pick you up. That kind of stuff takes the pressure off and you can concentrate on what you have to do.”
With former Australian player Nicole Pratt now acting as coach, Dellacqua has targeted a top-30 ranking as the next goal.
And the Games is the next step in realising that dream.
In Beijing she will play singles and be joined by Athens bronze medallist Alicia Molik for the doubles. Rennae Stubbs and Sam Stosur are the other Australians in the women’s team.
Like Athens four years ago, the 2008 Games will carry ranking points, so wins and losses will have greater significance than just determining the medallists from the also-rans.
“For the tennis players, the Olympics are like the fifth grand slam this year,” Dellacqua says. “I’ll be preparing for it like any other major event but it’ll be a tough tournament because most of the top women will be there. “I’m not going over there for fun and fancy. I’m going there to improve. “Whether I achieve top 30 this year or next, I think it is a realistic goal. “But I’m not going to put any expectation or pressure to have to achieve that as soon as I can. “The thing I’m most proud of is that I have been able to perform consistently at the big events. “I didn’t want to do well at the Australian Open and then fall off the radar. It was important for me to step up to the next level.”

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Jul 27th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Thanks for the article :)

Jul 27th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Nice article :D

Jul 27th, 2008, 10:45 AM
thanks for posting that... i love casey :)

Jul 27th, 2008, 10:51 AM
I saw Casey training at the State Tennis Centre this morning, she was doing shuttle runs and these two men were recording her times. She looks very fit, and she saw me and my brother and smiled at us :D

Yeah shes always so nice to everyone....always says hello and has a great memory for names and ppl etc..........and yeah is looking great!!

Jul 28th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Great article :yeah:

And Casey is at No.39 in the rankings now :D
Top 40 debut :)

Jul 28th, 2008, 09:43 PM
yay casey:) TOP 40!

Jul 28th, 2008, 11:36 PM
:banana: Congrats :D
Now for a big Olympics :D