Kimberly Birrell

  • Age21
  • 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
2013 818



2018 Darwin ITF

2017 Brisbane ITF


2017 Penrith ITF

2015 Mildura ITF, Brisbane ITF

Kimberly Birrell in the news

Osaka hunting Barty’s No.1 ranking
SUPERSTAR ARRIVAL: Naomi Osaka is back in Australia, exploring Brisbane via helicopter ahead of the Brisbane International. Picture: Getty Images
3 January, 2020

Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is determined to usurp Australia's Ash Barty on top of the WTA rankings.
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Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Wimbledon qualifying: Rodionova, McPhee, Hon advance
Arina Rodionova at Wimbledon qualifying (Getty Images)
26 June, 2019

Arina Rodionova and Kaylah McPhee win within minutes of one another to join countrywoman Priscilla Hon in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying.
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Hon heads seven Aussie women in Wimbledon qualifying
Priscilla Hon (Getty Images)
25 June, 2019

Seven Australian women will start their Wimbledon qualifying campaigns on Tuesday at Roehampton.
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