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College graduate has success on the court at Australian Open

Coomera Anglican College’s own Kimberly Birrell is taking the court by storm at the 2019 Australian Open.

Graduating in 2015 and an active participant in the College’s Athlete Development Programme (ADP), Kim went professional in 2014 and is now representing Australia in the Women's Singles and Women's Doubles categories at the first stop of four Grand Slam tennis events.

Kim was successful in the first round against Spain’s Paula Badosa Gibert on 14 January, marking her first ever Grand Slam main-draw win. This also marked her best singles world ranking at number 240. She also won her match against Croatia’s Donna Vekic in the second round on 16 January.

Her sporting talents have seen her start 2019 with her first top 10 win over Daria Kasatkina as a wild card in the Brisbane International. Kim has also enjoyed various successes in her career to date including two ITF Women's Circuit singles and one doubles titles.

From all the College community, we wish Kim the best of luck in the Australian Open and for her future career in Tennis.