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  • The Ellis Park tennis stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The gold paint on the winners' boards at the Ellis Park tennis stadium sparkles with names of the tennis greats like Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King and many more, yet an air of neglect now cloaks the clubhouse, and dust coats the counter of "The Tennis Bar". Ellis Park was once the temple of South African tennis under white minority rule, with a celebrity-studded list of players on the internation

    The complex named after Ashe in the Soweto area of Johannesburg hosts a lower-tier tournament for professionals.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT
  • Venus Williams (bottom) serves during an exhibition match against her sister Serena at The Ellis Park Indoor Arena, in Johannesburg on November 4, 2012. Serena won 6-3 6-4, in a match part of the 'Breaking The Mould' initiative for woman's empowerment.

    The decline of Ellis Park tennis stadium in Johannesburg mirrors the challenges that tennis faces in South Africa

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT