Casey Dellacqua’s decision to retire from tennis has been met with an outpouring of support and well-wishes on social media.
The 33-year-old Aussie, who peaked at world No.3 in doubles, cracked the top 30 in singles and who won the mixed doubles title at the 2011 French Open, made the announcement on Tuesday.
She went into more detail in her decision-making process in a piece she penned for PlayersVoice, citing the desire to spend more time at home with her young family.
Dellacqua draws the curtain on a 16-year pro career during which she also won seven WTA doubles titles, reached seven Grand Slam doubles finals and represented Australia in both Fed Cup and at the Olympics.
@caseydellacqua Congrats on a Great career and thank you for being an inspirational woman to so many. ?? Enjoy life after tennis …. ??
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) April 10, 2018
Congratulations on a meaningful, gutsy, and successful career. Now… The best is yet to come ???????????? https://t.co/zSVxTdtAAU
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) April 10, 2018
Congrats Casey. All class all career. Good luck with life on the other side of tennis. Something tells me we will listening to you talking tennis very soon. ????
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) April 10, 2018
Honestly, I've said this directly to @caseydellacqua.. But I just want to let the Twitter world know that she was the best team mate and I'm really going to miss her ???? ????????
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) April 10, 2018
???????????????? we will miss you case
— CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) April 10, 2018
— Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) April 10, 2018
The sport was lucky to have you. In my opinion, you will always be remembered for competing the right way and showing respect. So I hope you realize your goal was accomplished. Best of luck in the next chapter https://t.co/SGyROOFkXS
— James Blake (@JRBlake) April 10, 2018
Always a great face to see around the courts. Congratulations on a great career. @caseydellacqua you’ve done oh-so well!!
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) April 10, 2018
Congrats on a great career dear Casey! Wishing you a wonderful time after tennis & hope to see you around some time ??????
— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) April 10, 2018
A ???????? national treasure. X https://t.co/FcDIrW2EJB
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) April 10, 2018
To my friend @caseydellacqua 7 time grand slam doubles finalist and French open mixed doubles slam champ! ???????????????? achieving it after surgeries and other tough obstacles …I love you like my sister! Congratulations on an incredible career! ?????????????? ?? pic.twitter.com/ipQOqu1Deb
— rennae stubbs (@rennaestubbs) April 10, 2018
— Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) April 10, 2018
Congrats on a career, and thank you for being an example for others, on and off the court. Enjoy!
— Raemon Sluiter (@raemonsluiter) April 10, 2018
— Matt Reid (@MattReid12345) April 10, 2018
@caseydellacqua you are seriously one of the greatest human beings and you’re such a role model for not only me but for so many. You will be greatly missed ?? Goodluck for the next chapter in your life x https://t.co/nBaeRCz5gE
— Lizette Cabrera (@lizzycabrera97) April 10, 2018
Congrats @caseydellacqua on a wonderful career ???????? Thanks for paving the way for us WA girls, we are going to miss you Case!!! ????????
— Storm Sanders (@stormsanders94) April 10, 2018
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