PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
164
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell
“I just feel now like every time I walk out on the court and play well that I can compete against the best in the world.”

— Kimberly Birrell, 30 Jan 2019

» In-form Birrell opens Launceston account

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

Molik gives edge to Australia in Fed Cup semifinal
Alicia Molik speaks to the media ahead of Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus in Brisbane (Getty Images)
17 April, 2019

Australia and Belarus may be hard to separate on paper, yet Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik believes her home team holds some crucial advantages.
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Six Aussies in Acapulco main draw
Alex De Minaur (Getty Images)
25 February, 2019

Alex De Minaur, John Millman, Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson, Alexei Popyrin and Daria Gavrilova will fly the Aussie flag at the ATP/WTA hard-court tournament this week in…
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Aussie women’s tennis strongest in 20 years, says Pratt
The Australian Fed Cup team celebrates its victory over the US in Asheville, North Carolina in February 2019 (Getty Images)
21 February, 2019

With a new-look team and more players vying for selection, Australia coach Nicole Pratt is filled with optimism ahead of April’s Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus.
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Aussie women show collective pride
In this handout image provided by Tennis Australia, (L-R) Australian tennis players Astra Sharma, Zoe Hives and Kimberly Birrell pose during day two of the 2019 Australian Open on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via Getty Images)
15 February, 2019

A confidence-boosting summer showcased the camaraderie among Australia’s top female players, reports Australian Tennis Magazine.
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