PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age20
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell
“I was super happy to play another good match today against another quality opponent. I played the kind of match I wanted to play and everything just went my way.”

— Kimberly Birrell, 30 Sep 2018

» Birrell claims maiden title in Darwin

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

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

Biggest movers: Ebden cracks top 40
Matt Ebden in action at the Shanghai Masters, where he reached the quarterfinals; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

Matt Ebden rose 11 places in the latest rankings to make his top 40 debut, where he joins three countrymen in a prosperous time for Australia's men on the ATP tour.
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Perez makes consecutive Pro Tour finals
PerezSFBris
6 October, 2018

Ellen Perez has won her semifinal in two tiebreakers to reach the final of the Australian Pro Tour event in Brisbane, backing up a run in Darwin.
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Biggest movers: Tomic returns to top 100
Bernard Tomic celebrates his victory at the ATP tournament in Chengdu, China; Getty Images
2 October, 2018

Bernard Tomic bolted almost 50 places up the ATP rankings this week to return to both the world's top 100 and Australian top five.
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Birrell claims maiden title in Darwin
TA_KB
30 September, 2018

Unseeded Kimberly Birrell defeated fellow Aussie Ellen Perez to take out the Darwin Tennis International – her first ITF Pro Circuit $60,000 title.
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