PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age22
  • 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

Kimberly Birrell: Learning to overcome setbacks
Kimberly Birrell during Australian Open 2019. Picture: Getty Images
20 hours ago

Australian player Kimberly Birrell gives an insight into the challenges an athlete faces when injured.
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Social round-up: Memories of Roland Garros
Ash Barty in action at Roland Garros in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
28 May, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Australia, the court is calling!
Australia's John Millman at the Davis Cup in Adelaide in March. Picture: Getty Images
26 May, 2020

Tennis is back in Australia and everyone is excited about being able to return to court.
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Social round-up: Players starting to return to court
SMILES ALL ROUND: Ash Barty on the practice court. Picture: Getty Images
14 May, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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