PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age23
  • 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

2021 734
2020 735
2019 245
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

Sanders enjoying career-best Australian Open doubles run
Storm Sanders in action at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
21 January, 2022

Aussie Storm Sanders has progressed to the third round in an Australian Open women's doubles draw for the first time.
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Barty set for next challenge at Australian Open 2022
Ash Barty at AO 2022. Picture: Tennis Australia
21 January, 2022

There have been plenty of reasons to smile so far for world No.1 Ash Barty, who is one of 19 Australians competing on day five, at Australian Open 2022.
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Local hopes starring in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles competition
Aussie wildcards Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon celebrate their first-round win at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
20 January, 2022

Eight Australians, including Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon, have progressed to the second round in the Australian Open 2022 women's doubles competition.
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Aussies progress in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles action
Sam Stosur at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
19 January, 2022

Sam Stosur was among five Australian players to record an Australian Open 2022 women's doubles first-round win today.
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