PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
160
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell
“I just feel now like every time I walk out on the court and play well that I can compete against the best in the world.”

— Kimberly Birrell, 30 Jan 2019

» In-form Birrell opens Launceston account

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

Hon heads seven Aussie women in Wimbledon qualifying
Priscilla Hon (Getty Images)
12 hours ago

Seven Australian women will start their Wimbledon qualifying campaigns on Tuesday at Roehampton.
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Aussies set to begin grass season in Surbiton
READY TO GO: Aussie players, clockwise from top left, Ellen Perez, Kimberly Birrell, Lizette Cabrera, American Kristie Ahn and Jaimee Fourlis took part in a grass court camp in Surbiton last week.
3 June, 2019

A strong Australian contingent will contest the Surbiton Trophy this week, which marks the beginning of a six-week grass court swing.
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Aussie trio out of French Open qualifying
Kimberly Birrell; Getty Images
23 May, 2019

Australians Kim Birrell, Arina Rodionova and Jason Kubler are beaten in French Open qualifying.
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Bolt beaten in Roland Garros qualifying
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
22 May, 2019

Alex Bolt loses to Spain's Adrian Menendez-Maceiras, leaving three Australian players in French Open qualifying.
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