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The decline of Hispanic tennis players

Updated: October 4, 2011, 2:42 PM ET
By Viv Bernstein | Special to ESPN.com

When Gigi Fernandez and Mary Joe Fernandez were ranked among the top women's tennis players in the world in the 1990s, they also belonged to an even more exclusive club: high-profile Hispanic-Americans in the sport. You think African-Americans are rare in tennis? James Blake, Donald Young, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys all played singles in this year's U.S. Open. There were no Hispanic-Americans, and that's hardly a surprise.

You have to go back decades ...

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