Ex-Wimbledon champion Venus Williams could not hold back tears when reporters asked her questions relating to the car crash in Florida that led to the death of a man.
Venus Williams could be subjected to a lawsuit if the family of the man decides to sue for wrongful death claim as the police are accusing the tennis star of causing the crash.
Williams, 37, spoke to the press after first round victory over Elise Mertens at Wimbledon.
When she was asked about the crash, she said: “no words can describe how terrible and devastating it is. I am totally speechless.”
Halfway through the interview, she broke down crying and had to leave the room to get herself together before heading back to answer questions relating to the game.
The crash occurred on the 9th of June and led to the death of 78-year-old Jerome Barson.
She revealed during the press conference that Tennis was the love of her life and has given her so much joy.
“In life, there is no way that you can prepare for everything. I have tried my best to be prepared for every game and I try to do what I can to match every opponent at all times”
“I don’t what tomorrow will come up with. That’s what I can say for now.”
Venus’s 20th Wimbledon
This is Venus William’s 20th Wimbledon appearance after she decided not to participate in Aegon after losing out in the fourth round in the French Open.
Although she won her first game against Mertens easily at Roland Garros 6-3 6-1, it was a different ball game entirely this time around as the game went into the 3rd set before she found a headway.