PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

  • Age22
  • 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

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

Social round-up: Title celebrations and cover stars
Aussies Storm Sanders, Astra Sharma and Ellen Perez with their trophies in Charleston. Picture: Volvo Car Open Twitter
22 April, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Ranking movers: Kokkinakis, Gadecki on the rise
ON THE RISE: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki. Pictures: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

A number of Australians have made impressive improvements in the latest tour rankings, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki.
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Sanders records sensational Adelaide International qualifying win
Storm Sanders during her first-round qualifying win at the Adelaide International. Picture: Tennis Australia
21 February, 2021

Australia's Storm Sanders was among the winners in the first round of singles qualifying today at Adelaide International 2021.
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Tomljanovic, Stosur and Gadecki receive Adelaide International wildcards
Ajla Tomljanovic in action at the Melbourne Summer Series this month. Picture: Tennis Australia
20 February, 2021

Three more Australians receive main draw singles wildcards for next week's Adelaide International tournament.
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