Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/28/13

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Venus Williams of the United States of America looks on in her semifinals doubles match with Serena Williams of the United States of America against Lisa Raymond of the USA and Rennae Stubbs of Australia during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
Venus Williams says the bad back that forced her out of Wimbledon shouldn't keep her out of the U.S. Open two months from now. During a conference call with reporters Friday, the seven-time Grand Slam champion said, ''I definitely have full expectations to be at the Open.'' Back home in Florida, Williams says she's keeping tabs on Wimbledon where her sister, Serena, has a third-round match Saturday against Kimiko Date-Krumm. Venus Williams said she's spending time at the gym and also working on projects. She's being featured in a documentary on ESPN called ''Venus Vs.,'' which chronicles her efforts in trying to get equal pay for women in tennis.
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