PLAYER PROFILE

Kimberly Birrell

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
157
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

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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Ash Barty and Kim Birrell to lead Australia’s Fed Cup World Group charge
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9 February, 2019

The Fed Cup draw for the World Group first round tie between USA and Australia has been conducted. The tie will kick off in Asheville, North Carolina tomorrow.
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Barty ready to ‘lead by example’ in Fed Cup
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia serves in her match against Quirine Lemoine of the Netherlands during the World Group Play-Off Fed Cup tie between Australia and the Netherlands at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on April 21, 2018 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
8 February, 2019

Ash Barty relishes the responsibility of being Australia's top-ranked player as the Fed Cup team prepare to face the USA.
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Aussies confident ahead of USA Fed Cup tie
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Australian captain Alicia Molik; Getty Images
7 February, 2019

The Australian team is in a positive mood as they prepare to take on the USA in the Fed Cup World Group in North Carolina.
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