PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age20
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell
“It feels pretty good right now. It’s still sinking in. I’m just really happy.”

— Kimberly Birrell, 1 Oct 2017

» Birrell wins maiden title in Brisbane

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

2016 506
2015 361
2014
2013 818

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Brisbane ITF

Finals

2017 Penrith ITF

2015 Mildura ITF, Brisbane ITF

Kimberly Birrell in the news

Biggest movers: Popyrin nears top 200
Alexei Popyrin; Getty Images
15 August, 2018

A maiden ATP Challenger title in China pushes Alexei Popyrin up almost 100 places in the rankings, while there are also big gains for Thanasi Kokkinakis and Aleksandar Vukic.
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Biggest movers: Ebden cracks top 60
RANKING RISE:  Matthew Ebden improved his ranking by winning an ATP Challenger title in South Korea; Getty Images
19 June, 2018

In an week of gains for several Aussie tennis stars, Matt Ebden, Alex De Minaur, Jaimee Fourlis and Alexei Popyrin were among those setting career-high rankings.
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Kyrgios ready for singles return
READY: Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to returning to singles action next week; Getty Images
5 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios reveals he is in a good head space as the grass court season begins.
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Alex De Minaur awarded Roland Garros wildcard and Aussie women’s play-off kicks off today
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Alex de Minaur of Australia celebrates winning a point in his second round match against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovinia during day four of the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
18 May, 2018

Alex De Minaur will make his second appearance in the main draw of Roland Garros and the Aussie women's play-off gets underway in Paris.
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