Kimberly Birrell is an Australian professional tennis player, who burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old during the 2016 Australian summer of tennis.
After reaching her first WTA Tour final at the Hobart International on the doubles court at 17-years-old, Kim was rewarded with a wildcard into the Australian Open main draw in both singles and doubles. Following the summer of tennis - Kim was called up to the Australian Fed Cup team, becoming the 48th woman to represent the Green & Gold.
In 2019, Kim once again took massive strides in the Australian summer of tennis, claiming her maiden top-10 win against Daria Kasatkina at the Brisbane International. She was rewarded with a wildcard into the Australian Open and took another leap forward by reaching the third round with wins over star duo Paula Badosa and Donna Vekic respectively.
Injuries kept Kim sidelined for the majority of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, but she returned to the WTA tour in 2022. Now injury free, Kim performed well in the 2023 Australian summer of tennis reaching the second round of the Australian Open and breaking into the top 150 in the rankings for the first time.
Kim continued to perform well throughout the 2023 season and in September, she broke into the top 100 in the WTA singles rankings for the first time.