Bud Likes Venus

I just caught up with Bud Collins and asked for his pick tonight in the Williams sisters quarterfinal.

“I picked Venus to win the [Open], so I guess I have to stick with her,” he said. “It’s very interesting. When [Venus] came along, Richard Williams said Serena was going to be better. And she did get better results, but I always felt Venus would be the better player because of the reach and her speed. And now she’s starting to come to the net, which is nice. I’ll stick with her. The winner of the tournament comes out of that match.”