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Sandra Klemenschits

Sandra Klemenschits (born 13 November 1982) is an Austrian former professional tennis player. She has won one WTA doubles title (with Andreja Klepač) and 40 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit as of March 2016.[1][2]

Sandra Klemenschits
Sandra Klemenschits - Nürnberger Versicherungscup 2015 - 19.05.2015 - 03.jpg
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1982-11-13) 13 November 1982 (age 37)
Salzburg, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1999
RetiredOctober 2016
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$265,470
Singles
Career record151–102
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 318 (11 June 2001)
Doubles
Career record442 - 347
Career titles1 WTA, 40 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (17 March 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open1R (2011, 2014)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open2R (2013)
Last updated on: 5 October 2016.

Klemenschits announced that the 2016 Generali Ladies Linz would be her last tournament, her retirement from professional tennis.[3]

CareerEdit

2013Edit

Klemenschits has had the best season of her career in 2013. She made a main draw appearance in a Grand Slam doubles event for the first time in over two years. Partnering with Romina Oprandi, Klemenschits made it to the second round of Wimbledon, her farthest appearance in a Grand Slam tournament. After Wimbledon, Klemenschits had great success on the European clay with her regular partner of that year, Andreja Klepač. The team made the semifinals in Budapest and the week after won its first WTA title at Klemenschits' home tournament, Gastein Ladies, in Bad Gastein, Austria.

Personal lifeEdit

In January 2007 Klemenschits and her twin sister Daniela with whom she was regularly playing doubles were diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, forcing them to retire. Her sister died of the cancer on 9 April 2008. Klemenschits returned to the doubles tour in July 2008, and has since won more ITF doubles titles as well as her first WTA doubles title in July 2013.[4]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 May 2005 İstanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Marta Marrero
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 24 April 2011 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes, Morocco Clay   Nina Bratchikova   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 21 July 2013 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay   Andreja Klepač   Kristina Barrois
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–1, 6–4

ITF Career FinalsEdit

Singles: 8 (5–3)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 31 July 2000 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Ekaterina Kozhokina 7–5, 6–1
Winner 2. 2 October 2000 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Zuzana Kučová 1–4, 2–4, 4–1, 5–4(4), 5–3
Winner 3. 23 April 2001 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay   Natalia Egorova 4–6, 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 15 October 2001 Giza, Egypt Clay   Goulnara Fattakhetdinova 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 15 April 2002 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Edina Gallovits 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 28 July 2003 Gardone Val Trompia, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 12 January 2005 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Kyra Nagy 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 26 June 2006 Anif, Austria Clay   Katalin Marosi walkover

Doubles: 83 (40–43)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 31 July 2000 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Bianca Kamper
  Ekaterina Kozhokina
7–6(4), 6–0
Runner-up 1. 21 August 2000 Kastoria, Greece Carpet   Daniela Klemenschits   Eleni Daniilidou
  Evagelia Roussi
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 2 October 2000 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Andrea Masaryková
  Aliénor Tricerri
4–1, 4–1, 4–2
Winner 3. 9 October 2000 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Barbora Blahutiaková
  Zuzana Kučová
4–0, 4–0, 4–0
Winner 4. 18 November 2000 Beersheba, Israel Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Giulia Meruzzi
  Leonne Muller Van Moppe
4–0, 4–0, 5–3
Runner-up 2. 27 November 2000 Arad, Israel Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Giulia Meruzzi
  Leonne Muller Van Moppe
5–4(4), 4–1, 4–2
Runner-up 3. 12 February 2001 Faro, Portugal Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Olga Vymetálková
  Gabriela Navrátilová
6–0, 6–2
Winner 5. 5 March 2001 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Daniela Klemenschits   Adrienn Hegedűs
  Eszter Molnár
7–6(5), 7–6(8)
Winner 6. 2 April 2001 Athens, Greece Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Marijana Kovačević
  Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova
6–3, 7–5
Winner 7. 16 April 2001 Belgrade, Yugoslavia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Dragana Ilić
  Ana Timotić
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 23 April 2001 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Maki Arai
  Julia Smith
6–7(4), 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 7 May 2001 Tortosa, Spain Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Severine Beltrame
  Capucine Rousseau
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 28 May 2001 Biella, Italy Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Joana Cortez
  Vanessa Menga
7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 23 June 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Leanne Baker
  Manisha Malhotra
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 6 August 2001 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Magdalena Kučerová
  Lydia Steinbach
5–7, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 1 October 2001 Plzeň, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   Daniela Klemenschits   Olga Vymetálková
  Gabriela Navrátilová
6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. 15 October 2001 Giza, Egypt Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Olena Antypina
  Yuliana Fedak
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 22 October 2001 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
  Elena Yaryshka
7–6(2), 6–3
Winner 10. 19 November 2001 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Silvia Disderi
  Anna Floris
7–5, 6–4
Winner 11. 26 November 2001 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Silvia Disderi
  Anna Floris
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 15 April 2002 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Olena Antypina
  Lenka Tvarošková
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 10. 22 April 2002 Cavtat, Croatia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Susanne Trik
  Suzanne van Hartingsveldt
6–1, 6–3
Winner 13. 6 May 2002 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Tina Hergold
  Sanda Mamić
6–4, 6–4
Winner 14. 17 June 2002 Velp, Netherlands Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Helena Ejeson
  Kika Hogendoorn
6–2, 6–1
Winner 15. 23 September 2002 Sopron, Hungary Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Milena Nekvapilová
  Hana Šromová
6–7(2), 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 7 April 2003 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Zuzana Černá
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–3, 6–2
Winner 16. 28 April 2003 Pula, Croatia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Jana Macurová
  Zuzana Zemenová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 26 May 2003 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Darija Jurak
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 28 July 2003 Gardone Val Trompia, Italy Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Kildine Chevalier
  Silvia Disderi
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 4 August 2003 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Angelika Bachmann
  Jasmin Wöhr
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 15 September 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Dessislava Topalova
  Dragana Zarić
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 16. 12 January 2004 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
  Hana Šromová
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 8 March 2004 Rome, Italy Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Alice Canepa
  Emily Stellato
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 29 March 2004 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Carla Tiene
6–1, 7–6(5)
Winner 17. 26 April 2004 Taranto, Italy Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Stefanie Haidner
  Patricia Wartusch
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 19. 16 August 2004 Enschede, Netherlands Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Susanne Trik
  Tessy van de Ven
4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 23 August 2004 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Leslie Butkiewicz
  Eveline Vanhyfte
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 4 October 2004 Girona, Spain Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Erica Krauth
  Jasmin Wöhr
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. 13 December 2004 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Daniela Klemenschits   Lucie Hradecká
  Eva Hrdinová
walkover
Winner 19. 12 January 2005 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Kristina Grigorian
  Oxana Lyubtsova
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 22. 24 January 2005 Belfort, France Hard (i)   Daniela Klemenschits   Michelle Gerards
  Anousjka van Exel
6–1, 4–2 ret.
Runner-up 23. 15 March 2005 Morelia, Mexico Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Jorgelina Cravero
  Veronica Spiegel
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 29 March 2005 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Seda Noorlander
  Mara Santangelo
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 25. 30 May 2005 Raanana, Israel Hard   Daniela Klemenschits   Tzipora Obziler
  Shahar Pe'er
7–6(2), 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 26. 6 June 2005 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Lucie Hradecká
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 24 April 2006 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Sophie Lefèvre
  Aurélie Védy
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(1)
Runner-up 28. 21 June 2006 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Renata Voráčová
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 29. 26 June 2006 Anif, Austria Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Katalin Marosi
  Marina Tavares
3–6, 7–6(2), 6–3
Runner-up 30. 18 July 2006 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Monica Niculescu
  Yevgenia Savransky
1–6, 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 31. 22 August 2006 Bielefeld, Germany Clay   Daniela Klemenschits   Carmen Klaschka
  Justine Ozga
6–7(1), 6–3, 6–3
Winner 20. 31 October 2006 Erding, Germany Carpet (i)   Daniela Klemenschits   Carmen Klaschka
  Annette Kolb
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 21. 26 August 2008 Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria Clay   Barbara Hellwig   Dalila Jakupović
  Sofiya Kovalets
2–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 22. 14 January 2009 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Claudine Schaul   Nicolette van Uitert
  Viktoria Yemialyanava
6–3, 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 23. 24 February 2009 Biberach, Germany Hard (i)   Melanie Klaffner   Kristina Barrois
  Yvonne Meusburger
3–6, 6–4, [17–15]
Runner-up 32. 6 April 2009 Tourhout, Belgium Hard (i)   Julia Görges   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Yanina Wickmayer
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 33. 4 May 2009 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Julia Görges   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Simona Halep
2–6, 6–0, [12–10]
Winner 24. 26 May 2009 Grado, Italy Clay   Anikó Kapros   Jorgelina Cravero
  Anna Tatishvili
6–3, 6–0
Winner 25. 15 June 2009 Padova, Italy Clay   Anikó Kapros   Elena Pioppo
  Valentina Sulpizio
7–6(4), 6–1
Winner 26. 3 August 2009 Monteroni, Italy Clay   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner   Margalita Chakhnashvili
  Nicole Clerico
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27. 11 August 2009 Trnava, Slovak Republic Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Michaela Paštiková
  Darina Šeděnková
6–4, 6–2
Winner 28. 8 September 2009 Biella, Italy Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Darya Kustova
  Renata Voráčová
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 29. 14 September 2009 Mestre, Italy Clay   Romina Oprandi   Kristina Barrois
  Yvonne Meusburger
6–4, 6–1
Winner 30. 2 December 2009 Přerov, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Andreja Klepač   Darija Jurak
  Katalin Marosi
7–6(3), 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 31. 14 June 2010 Padova, Italy Clay   Andreja Klepač   Claudia Giovine
  Valentina Sulpizio
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Winner 32. 21 June 2010 Getxo, Spain Clay   Andreja Klepač   Lu Jingjing
  Laura Siegemund
6–0, 6–0
Winner 33. 17 August 2010 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner   Iveta Gerlová
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 34. 13 September 2010 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Tatjana Maria   Eleni Daniilidou
  Jasmin Wöhr
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 35. 6 October 2010 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Tatjana Maria   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Michaëlla Krajicek
7–6(4), 6–2
Winner 34. 18 October 2010 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Tatjana Maria   Estrella Cabeza Candela
  Laura Pous Tió
6–2, 6–4
Winner 35. 12 April 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Kristina Mladenovic   Magda Linette
  Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
Winner 36. 2 August 2011 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Tatjana Maria   Korina Perkovic
  Laura Siegemund
4–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Runner-up 36. 24 August 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Irena Pavlovic   Julie Coin
  Eva Hrdinová
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 37. 25 October 2011 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Tatjana Maria   Eva Birnerová
  Anne Keothavong
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 38. 19 March 2012 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Ulrikke Eikeri
  Isabella Shinikova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 37. 26 June 2012 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Tatjana Maria   Lenka Juríková
  Zuzana Luknárová
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 39. 2 July 2012 Biella, Italy Clay   Tatjana Maria   Eva Hrdinová
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 40. 31 July 2012 Trnava, Slovak Republic Clay   Marta Domachowska   Elena Bogdan
  Renata Voráčová
7–6(2), 6–4
Winner 38. 7 August 2012 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Natela Dzalamidze
  Renata Voráčová
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 41. 13 November 2012 Zawada, Poland Carpet (i)   Kristina Barrois   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
6–3, 6–1
Winner 39. 4 June 2013 Marseille, France Clay   Andreja Klepač   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
1–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Winner 40. 2 August 2014 Plzeň, Czech Republic Clay   Renata Voráčová   Lidziya Marozava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 42. 16 February 2015 Altenkirchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Tatjana Maria   Antonia Lottner
  Ana Vrljić
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Runner-up 43. 16 March 2015 Seville, Spain Clay   Dinah Pfizenmaier   Victoria Kan
  Ekaterine Gorgodze
3–6, 2–6

Women's doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 0–1
French Open A A 1R A A 1R 0–2
Wimbledon A A 1R Q1 2R 1R 1–3
US Open 1R A A A 2R A 1–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandra Klemenschits WTA profile.
  2. ^ Sandra Klemenschits ITF profile.
  3. ^ http://de.tennisnet.com/a/wta-tour-sandra-klemenschits-nimmt-bei-den-generali-ladies-linz-abschied-70485
  4. ^ "(Dead link with unknown title)". Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2008.

External linksEdit