PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age21
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell
“It's also finding out what I'm passionate about – what I like doing and what I don't like doing as well. It's been a lot of out of my comfort zone, but it's been really fun.”

— Kimberly Birrell, 8 Mar 2020

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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 singles ranking history

2018 285
2017 356
2016 506
2015 361
2014
2013 818

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Darwin ITF

2017 Brisbane ITF

Finals

2017 Penrith ITF

2015 Mildura ITF, Brisbane ITF

Kimberly Birrell in the news

From the court to the camera …
Casey Dellacqua interviews world No.1 Ash Barty at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
17 March, 2020

Past and present players swapping their racquets for microphones were helped by a special commentary school at Tennis Australia.
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Top Aussie women: Breaking down the barriers
Priscilla Hon and Ajla Tomljanovic practice ahead of the 2019 Fed Cup final in Perth; Getty Images
11 March, 2020

Australia's top players have overcome many challenges in their respective journeys to current heights – providing many lessons to players at every level.
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Play for You on International Women’s Day
Kimberly Birrell and Candy Hertz celebrate the Play for You campaign on International Women's Day.
8 March, 2020

The Play for You message resonates with high-profile women who’ve overcome many barriers on their path to individual success.
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Osaka hunting Barty’s No.1 ranking
SUPERSTAR ARRIVAL: Naomi Osaka is back in Australia, exploring Brisbane via helicopter ahead of the Brisbane International. Picture: Getty Images
3 January, 2020

Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is determined to usurp Australia's Ash Barty on top of the WTA rankings.
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