PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age20
  • Born29 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceGermany
  • LivesHope Island, QLD
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony & John Birrell

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

AO Play-off: Sharma, Hives dominate to set up semifinal
Astra Sharma in action during her victory in the AO Play-off quarterfinals over Arina Rodionova (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
21 hours ago

Astra Sharma and Zoe Hives both dropped just two games in commanding performances on Friday to set up an exciting semifinal at the Australian Open Play-off.
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Birrell, Fourlis advance at AO Play-off
Kimberly Birrell in action during her AO Play-off first-round win over Gabriella Da Silva-Fick (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
11 December, 2018

Kimberly Birrell subdued the challenge of 18/u champion Gabriella Da Silva-Fick to advance to the quarterfinals of the AO Play-off. She will next meet Jaimee Fourlis, a winner in…
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Biggest movers: Aussie women make gains in 2018
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

Many of Australia's women have enjoyed excellent 2018 seasons, with their improvements reflected in the release of the WTA year-end rankings this week.
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Biggest movers: Ebden cracks top 40
Matt Ebden in action at the Shanghai Masters, where he reached the quarterfinals; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

Matt Ebden rose 11 places in the latest rankings to make his top 40 debut, where he joins three countrymen in a prosperous time for Australia's men on the ATP tour.
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