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FINALS WATCH: Venus Williams

Monday - 4/8/2013, 10:42pm  ET

Venus Williams, center, watches her sister, Serena Williams, play Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during the singles final at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, April 7, 2013. Williams defeated Jankovic, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, to win the Family Circle Cup. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Venus Williams' pick is looking pretty good.

The tennis star is using her mother's home state as a good reason to cheer for Michigan against Louisville. The Wolverines are up 38-37 at the half.

Williams said she hasn't watched much of the NCAA tournament but is pulling for Michigan because her mother was born in Saginaw, Mich.

"I'm going with her hometown," Williams said before the game. She is in Atlanta on Monday to promote her athletic clothing line, EleVen.

-- Jonathan Landrum --http://twitter.com/@MrLandrum31

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