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No ball carriers, no fans: the lonely road to elite tennis

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Alexandra Wozniak (above), is playing in the Pro Circuit, the minor league of professional tennis, where the travel costs can be astronomical and the arrangements often self-made.

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For Fanny Stollar (above), a Hungarian tennis player who plays on the Pro Circuit, the travel costs and logistical arrangements add layers of work and worry to an already exhausting profession.

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LESS than a half-hour after a crushing defeat in front of two spectators, Alexandra Wozniak paced the hallways of the municipal tennis centre in Dothan, Alabama, pleading on the phone with an airline representative.

Ms Wozniak, a former top-25 player, had hoped to stay

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