Meet Daniela Klemenschits, the Austrian tennis player who battled stomach cancer along with her doubles partner and twin sister Sandra. See her photos, biography, and special video here.
Our hearts go out to her family and fans of the tennis twins everywhere. She died on April 9th 2008 at the age of only 25 years old.
As a biography, the Klemenschits twins were born November 13 1982 in Austria.
When other players learned that their medical attention was costing $3,000 Euros per month, many women tennis players and fans made donation rushed to try and save them. A charity auction was created which included such notables as Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, Martina Hingis, Ana Ivanovic, and Daniela Hantuchova. The good news is that Sandra is reportedly recovering.
As a tennis player, Daniela is best known for pairing with her twin sister Sandra Klemenschits in doubles matches. In 2005 the Klemenschits sisters reached the Istanbul finals, Stockholm semifinals and Budapest semifinals while their peak ranking was 95th in the world during August that year. In all they won 20 titles on the ITF Women’s Tennis circuit.
They retired from tennis after the diagnosis in January 2007.
See more pictures below and a video below.