Tennis family honours retiring Dellacqua

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Casey Dellacqua was a popular figure with fans around the world, no more than in Australia, where she's pictured signing autographs at the Australian Open; Getty Images
Tributes to Casey Dellacqua flowed thick and fast from fellow players and tennis figures when the popular Aussie announced her retirement from the sport on Tuesday.

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.

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