Sandra Klemenschits

Sandra Klemenschits ( born November 13, 1982 in Vienna) is an Austrian tennis player.

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Sandra Klemenschits formed as a right-handed together with her twin sister Daniela ( left-handed ) to 2006, one of the strongest women's doubles Austria. Both denied two games in the 2005 Fed Cup and won together at ITF level 23 tournaments. In August 2005 she reached the World No. 95.

Both sisters suffering from cancer of the abdomen ( squamous ) and therefore had to interrupt their career. Daniela whose disease was too far advanced, died on April 9, 2008. The fate of the twin sisters had unleashed a worldwide media attention when, inter alia, on the initiative of Barbara Schett a fundraiser on the WTA Tour and the ATP tour came about, the costly treatment of the sisters could be financed with the proceeds.

After her recovery Sandra Klemenschits returned in July 2008 at the WTA tournament in Bad Gastein back on the tour. On the side of Marlene Weingartner, who also celebrated ( this, however, already again finished with this tournament ) after their withdrawal in 2005 a comeback, it survived without a fight in the first round in doubles. In the second round, had beaten both the Chinese pairing of Xu Yifan / Zhang Shuai.

The first tournament victory after their comeback won Klemenschits end of August 2008 on the side of Barbara Hellwig at the ITF tournament in Pörtschach.

In early February 2009, it was nominated in Tallinn into the Austrian team Klemenschits the Fed Cup tournament in Group I (Zone Europe / Africa ). Of her four double games they won with changing partners (Nikola Hofmanova, Patricia Mayr, Melanie Klaffner ) three and secured the team at the side of Mayr with a victory in the relegation against Luxembourg to remain in the group.

At ITF tournaments won Klemenschits 2009, a total of nine times, which she reached her highest ranking so far (90 ) in the double world rankings. Less successful she was at WTA level where they came only once in the second round. For the first time it was also the main draw of the U.S. Open.

2010 Klemenschits was appointed as best-placed Austrian double player again in the Fed Cup team that played in early February unsuccessfully for promotion to the World Group II. The two games in which it was used ( one win, one defeat ), had no effect on the final outcome of each case already decided by group encounters. During their performances on the WTA Tour Klemenschits reached this year three times the second round, with tournaments on the ITF level she could win four titles. At season's end, she stood in the double world rankings at number 114

In early February 2011 was Klemenschits to Fed Cup team that could barely avoid relegation in the play-off of the Europe / Africa Group I. Of their four games they won two. Otherwise, the year 2011 began with little success for them until they return took place in Morocco on sand to its former strength. In April, she won at the side of Kristina Mladenovic only an ITF tournament in Casablanca to go the following week with the Russian Nina Brattschikowa to the finals of the WTA tournament in Fes. At the French Open and Wimbledon she parted from each in the first round. At the Generali Ladies Linz 2011, she reached the semifinals in a team with Mervana Jugic - Salkić. On ITF level Klemenschits won two tournaments in 2011. At the end of the year she was ranked 82 of the double World Ranking.

Beginning of February 2012 Klemenschits was used in the qualifying matches of the Austrian Fed Cup team twice on the side of Tamira Paszek, there being one win and one loss was recognized. Your best results this year were two wins at ITF tournaments.

In July 2013 Klemenschits celebrated her biggest success by winning the WTA tournament in Bad Gastein on the side of Andreja Klepáč. They also won this year a tournament on the ITF level. At Wimbledon ( Romina Oprandi with ) and at the U.S. Open ( with Andreja Klepáč ) she reached the second round in each case, their best Grand Slam results.

Success on the WTA Tour




Performance at Grand Slam tournaments