Venus Williams got a congratulatory phone call from President Bill Clinton after her U.S. Open victory last Saturday. Herewith, selected gems from their exchange.
Venus: So what happened? Where'd you go? [ Clinton had left Arthur Ashe Stadium when rain delayed the start of the women's final.]
Clinton: Well, it got rained out, and waited as long as I could. I had to come home to have dinner with Hillary, so we got here in time to watch the whole thing.
Venus: I wanted to have dinner too.
Venus: How is everything going with the Millennium Summit?
Clinton: Oh, it was great.
Clinton: We had people from 165 countries there.
Venus: Oh, wow!
Clinton: I got to them all, and that was nice.