Kimberly Birrell

  • Age18
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell
“It's awesome for all the younger girls coming up to have Ash back. She was doing so well at such a young age and I always looked up to her.”

— Kimberly Birrell, 8 Feb 2016

» Barty’s return: Australian tennis reacts

On court

  • In 2012, proved herself to be an outstanding doubles player, after she won the Sydney Junior International with fellow Aussie Maddison Inglis
  • Reached the semifinals on her favourite playing surface in the doubles of Optus 14s Claycourt Championships, as well as the Grasscourt Championships (both in 2012)
  • Was the Under 16s champion in the Medibank Age Championships, as well as the Rod Laver QLD Junior Championships
  • In 2014, reached the semifinals of the Australian Open junior girls’ singles event
  • Says that one of the best things about being a tennis player is being able to travel, although she still thinks the Gold Coast is the best city in the world

Year-end ranking history

2015 361
2013 818



2015 Mildura ITF, Brisbane ITF

Kimberly Birrell in the news

Biggest movers: Fourlis soars after first pro win
Jaimee Fourlis; Getty Images
23 February, 2016

Jaimee Fourlis' first professional ITF title in Perth has seen her vault almost 500 places in the latest rankings, while Nick Kyrgios is on the brink of a top 30 return.
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Hobart returns to Port Pirie
23 February, 2016

A strong contingent of Aussie men feature in the draw at the Nystar Port Pirie Tennis International while the women's event sees the doubles return of Ash Barty and Casey…
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Gallery: Fed Cup Day 2 action
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Alicia Molik and Casey Dellacqua celebrate victory in the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup tie in Bratislava; Roman Benicky
8 February, 2016

Re-live a thrilling day of action from the final day of the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup tie, captured here in images from Bratislava.
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Barty’s return: Australian tennis reacts
Ash Barty (L) and Casey Dellacqua (R) celebrate after defeating Cara Black and Marina Erakovic in the doubles final of the AEGON Classic in Birmingham, England; Getty Images
8 February, 2016

The stars of Australian women's tennis were thrilled at the news of Ash Barty's return to the game - here's what they had to say.
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