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
2013 818



2018 Darwin ITF

2017 Brisbane ITF


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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