By means of the Hopf fibration $\pi: S^3 \rightarrow S^2$, U. Pinkall showed that every compact Riemannian surface of genus one can be conformally embedded in $S^3$.

More precisely: Let $p$ be a closed curve on $S^2$ of length $L$. Lifting it to $S^3$ yields a torus isometric to $R^2 / \Gamma$, with $\Gamma$ generated by $(2\pi, 0)$ and $(A/2, L/2)$, where $A$ is the area enclosed by $p$. (This is Proposition 1 in Pinkall's paper.)

Now it's claimed that if you lift a great-circle you should get the Clifford-torus. The above proposition then yields that the Clifford-torus is isometric to $R^2 / \Gamma _1$, with $\Gamma _1$ generated by $(2\pi, 0)$ and $(\pi, \pi)$. The usual definition of the Clifford torus is $R^2 / \Gamma _c$ with $\Gamma _c$ generated by $(2\pi, 0 )$ and $(0, 2 \pi)$.

Who know's how this fits together?