PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age19
  • 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

Birrell building in Perth
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  Kimberly Birrell of Australia competes in her first round match against Xinyun Han of China during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 11, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
14 February, 2018

Qualifier Kimberly Birrell among four Australians entering the last 16 at the Perth Tennis International #1.
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Patterson and Aiava to battle for AO wildcard
Tammi Patterson in action during the Australian Open 2018 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
16 December, 2017

Tammi Patterson upset top seed Arina Rodionova on Saturday to book her place in the Australian Play-off final, where she'll meet No.2 seed Destanee Aiava.
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Top four seeds in AO Play-off semifinals
Destanee Aiava in action at the Australian Open Play-off; Getty Images
14 December, 2017

The women's semifinals are set at the Australian Open Play-off, with Destanee Aiava to face Kimberly Birrell and No.1 seed Arina Rodionova to take on Tammi Patterson.
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Rodionova overcomes tough Tomic test
Arina Rodionova in action at the Australian Open 2018 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
12 December, 2017

Top seed Arina Rodionova was pushed to two tight sets by Sara Tomic in the first round of the Australian Open Play-off, while Kimberly Birrell ousted 2015 winner Maddison Inglis.
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