Kimberly Birrell defeated Ellen Perez 6-3 6-3 to win the Darwin Tennis International Final. “It’s just a really good feeling,” she said after winning her first ITF Pro Circuit $60,000 Title. “I was super happy to play another good match today against another quality opponent.
I played the kind of match I wanted to play and everything just went my way.” This win also mean that Birrell breaks back into the Top-300. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said of the opportunity to defend her title next week.
“I couldn’t have asked for better preparations, but I will just focus on each match and try not think too much of having to defend it.” “Brisbane is such an awesome week for me because I get to sleep at home in my own bed and I train there.
My whole family will be there as well. I will enjoy this win and then concentrate on next week,” she said. Though struggling with injuries, she is looking forward to keeping herself fit and making the most of her time. “I’m just enjoying playing without any niggles.
I’ve worked really hard to get to this point and that’s something that I’m really proud of,” she said. ALSO READ Roger Federer: You have to listen to people whom you can trust