How Birrell matches up with Kerber

Angelique Kerber will be a formidable challenge for Australian wildcard Kimblery Birrell.
Angelique Kerber will be a formidable challenge for Australian wildcard Kimblery Birrell.

HOW KIMBERLY BIRRELL AND ANGELIQUE KERBER MATCH UP AHEAD OF THEIR AUSTRALIAN OPEN THIRD-ROUND MATCH ON FRIDAY (PREFIX DENOTES SEEDING):

2-ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER) v KIMBERLY BIRRELL (AUS) - first meeting

ANGELIQUE KERBER Age: 30 Ranking: 2 Plays: left-handed (two-handed backhand) Career prize money: $US27,178,501 ($A37.71 million) Career titles: 12 Grand slam titles: 3 (Australian Open 2016; Wimbledon 2018; US Open 2016) Australian Open win-loss record: 28-10 Best Australian Open result: champion 2016

KIMBERLY BIRRELL (AUS) Age: 20 Ranking: 240 Plays: right-handed (two-handed backhand) Career prize money: $US147,405 ($A205,674) Career titles: 0 Grand slam titles: 0 Australian Open win-loss record: 2-1 Best Australian Open result: third round 2019

Australian Associated Press