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Venus Williams out in 2nd round

Updated: August 29, 2013, 4:07 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- After her latest early Grand Slam exit, Venus Williams was asked what the future holds for her at the US Open.

In one breath, Williams brushed aside the unspoken reference to retirement, saying, "I definitely want to come back for the atmosphere."

And in the next, she added, "I mean, next year's Open is so far away right now."

At 33, slowed the past couple of years by an autoimmune disease that saps energy, and hampered much of this season by a bad back, ...

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