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Kimberly Birrell hopes to put Australian women back on the tennis map at French Open | Courtney Walsh

The Guardian
Thursday 25 May 2023 17:00

Four years after Ash Barty enjoyed her first grand slam triumph at Roland Garros, local representation is on track to be the lowest everAs Ash Barty was basking in the adulation of returning to Brisbane as the world No 1 in January 2020, Kimberly Birrell was buzzing about the media room preparing for the future. Birrell, who is the only Australian guaranteed to play women’s singles at Roland Garros this year, bounced between social media opportunities and player interviews with enthusiasm.As a Tennis Australia social media assistant the Queenslander presented like a journalism graduate in the midst of a dream summer internship doing her best to impress. With her work ethic and intellect clear, she was offered a similar media role at the Australian Open. Continue reading...

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