View Full Version : Bud Collins: VENUS Will Win

Sep 5th, 2002, 11:10 AM
Bud Collins - MSNBC
"While picking a winner in the bottom half of the menís draw is close to a crapshoot, both Venus and Serena Williams are the clear-cut favorites in the womenís draw.


Top-seeded Venus is my pick to win the tournament. True, Venus has lost her last three matches against younger sister Serena. However, I feel that Venus is hungry to defend her title here and she would relish the opportunity to do that in the finals against Serena to help ease the pain of little sisterís triumph against her in the finals at Wimbledon earlier this summer.
"Psychic" Bud is giving Madame Cleo a run for her money with his predictions.
I hope that this one comes true as well. :)

Sep 5th, 2002, 12:03 PM
Bud's words in God's ear!!!

Sep 5th, 2002, 12:04 PM
We'll find out soon enough (Sunday)

Sep 5th, 2002, 12:20 PM
Bud's a smart man. :)

Sep 5th, 2002, 01:24 PM
Actually I picked Venus to beat lin-c before the tournament. But an v-s final would be great too.

Sep 5th, 2002, 02:05 PM
I want it but I don't believe it!

Sep 5th, 2002, 03:00 PM
I want it and I believe it.

Sep 5th, 2002, 03:04 PM
I desperately wan it!! GIVE ME THAT WIN VENUS!!! :)

Sep 5th, 2002, 04:13 PM
Venus wants this title and she is as testy as I have seen her. She is the energizer bunny on the court, while Serena is in cruise control. Venus should defeat Mauresmo, while I do not believe Lindsay even has the stamina to stay with the Princess. So the finals will be a Williams' affair. Venus will have alot of pressure, but I am rooting for her to pull out a victory over Rena. Sorry Rena, Big Sisters need slams too. :kiss:

Sep 5th, 2002, 04:32 PM
Sorry but Bud's half-right and half-wrong. I know this will hurt but Serena will not make it to the final. I have put a spell on her for wearing that Catwoman outfit and making my husband drool all over her once again. Yes, dammit, I'm jealous and she will not win I tell ya, never never never!!!!!!!!!! Go Lindsay!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

Sep 5th, 2002, 04:40 PM
I think it will be close, and I can't tell who will win. If both of the sisters get through to the finals, I am going for Vee. Even though with Serena's form, I wouldn't be suprised if she won.

Sep 5th, 2002, 04:45 PM
I pick a Venus and Serena final, with Serena coming through in the end. Serena just seems mentally tougher than Venus right now and her game seems to be back clicking. I think her loss to Chanda in LA was a wake up call and refocused Serena to the task at hand. I think Serena will defeat Lindsay in two easy sets tomorrow and wouldn't be suprised if Serena finally got her double bagel over Davenport.

Sep 5th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Well, Kay, wear a catwoman outfit too; that should keep your husband posted! I think.

TSequoia01, I second your comment: "Big Sisters need slams too".

Sep 5th, 2002, 04:49 PM

I hate that outfit, plus my hips and butt arent as big as hers. It was a joke anyway, but I still hope she loses(just kidding), not really.

Sep 5th, 2002, 05:14 PM
I really want Venus to win this one:angel:

Come on Queen:wavey: :bounce: :wavey:

Crazy Canuck
Sep 5th, 2002, 05:46 PM
Though I agree with Bud, I wouldn't give him any credit.

This is the same guy who suggested Tim Henman was going to beat Hewitt at Wimbledon, then sweep the finals :rolleyes:

Sep 5th, 2002, 06:36 PM
Bud gets the credit.
Tim is so bad that he even defies a positive prophecy. :)

Crazy Canuck
Sep 5th, 2002, 06:48 PM
Bud is like 200 years old, wears bow ties, and refers to a teenager as "sex with a tennis racquet" (comments on anna a year or two ago, I htink she was still a teen then).

No credit for Bud from me :p

The only one who gets teh credit is Venus ;)