PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age19
  • 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

Fed Cup debut for Destanee Aiava
Destine Aiava (Photo: Getty Images)
12 April, 2017

Destanee Aiava named in Australian Fed Cup team alongside Daria Gavrilova, Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.
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Czech ends Aussie run in Launceston
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Jaimee Fourlis of Australia plays a backhand in her second round match against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia on day three of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
10 February, 2017

Unheralded Czech Barbora Krejicova has defeated Aussies Kimberly Birrell and Jaimee Fourlis to reach the semifinals of the ITF $60,000 event in Launceston.
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Successful return for Birrell in Launceston
Birrell
7 February, 2017

Queenslander Kimberly Birrell has defeated experienced Frenchwoman Alize Lim in the opening round at Launceston.
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Fourlis among exciting crop of Aussie female talent
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 December, 2016

Jaimee Fourlis is the latest Aussie teen to take her place in the Australian Open women's draw, just one member of an exciting group of emerging female players.
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