PLAYER PROFILE

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

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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
2014
2013 818

Titles/Finals

Finals

2015 Mildura ITF, Brisbane ITF

Kimberly Birrell in the news

Gallery: Australian Tennis Award winners
Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability - Heath Davidson (L) and Dylan Alcott; Fiona Hamilton
29 November, 2016

The Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Award recipients posed with their awards at Monday night's glittering ceremony in Melbourne.
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Winners crowned at the Newcombe Medal
Sam Stosur (centre) with Junior Athletes of the Year Alex De Minaur (left) and Kimberly Birrell (right); photo credit Fiona Hamilton
28 November, 2016

The full list of award winners from Monday night in Melbourne at the Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards.
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Alcott awarded 2016 Newcombe Medal
2016 Newcombe Medallist Dylan Alcott (R) wht John Newcombe; Getty Images
28 November, 2016

Paralympic gold medallist and Australian Open champion Dylan Alcott has completed an incredible 2016 season by winning the Newcombe Medal.
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Gallery: blue carpet glamour at the Newks
Australian Davis Cup captain and former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt with wife Bec; photo credit Fiona Hamilton
28 November, 2016

The 2016 Newcombe Medal kicked off at Crown Palladium in Melbourne with the stars of Australian tennis stepping out for the cameras on the blue carpet.
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