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was an Austrian doubles tennis player.
She was born in Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...
. Klemenschits played doubles with her twin sister Sandra
Sandra Klemenschits is an Austrian tennis player. She has won around 25 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit as of May 2009, most of them with her twin Daniela although they never reached a WTA doubles final.-Personal life:...
on the WTA Tour and the ITF women's circuit until 2006. The sisters won 20 titles on the ITF circuit and, although they failed to win an event on the WTA Tour, were in the top 100 of the WTA doubles ranking in 2005.
In January 2007, both Klemenschits and her twin were diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma , occasionally rendered as "squamous-cell carcinoma", is a histologically distinct form of cancer. It arises from the uncontrolled multiplication of malignant cells deriving from epithelium, or showing particular cytological or tissue architectural characteristics of...
, forcing their retirement. Fellow tennis players rallied for Klemenschits and donated money to pay off the removal of several tumours and the expensive medical care required. Daniela died on 9 April 2008 in Salzburg
-Population development:In 1935, the population significantly increased when Salzburg absorbed adjacent municipalities. After World War II, numerous refugees found a new home in the city. New residential space was created for American soldiers of the postwar Occupation, and could be used for...
, aged 25. Sandra, however, survived and returned to the doubles tour in July 2008. As of 31 May 2009 she was ranked 150 in the WTA doubles rankings.