The 37-yr-previous Williams comfortably beat Belgian No. 1 Elise Mertens on Courtroom 1 Monday — profitable 7-6 (9-7), 6-four — however was misplaced for phrases when requested concerning the crash.
A police report says that Venus Williams is answerable for the automotive accident earlier this month in Florida, which brought about accidents to a seventy eight-yr-previous man who later died.
The Palm Seashore Gardens Police report states the accident occurred on June 9 in Palm Seashore Gardens and the sufferer, Jerome Barson, was a passenger in a automotive that was pushed by his spouse, Linda Barson.
The sufferer’s household has since filed a wrongful demise lawsuit towards Williams, alleging negligence.
After beating Mertens, Williams was repeatedly requested concerning the incident by the media and ultimately turned so emotional she started to cry.
“There are actually no phrases to explain, like, how devastating and — yeah. I am utterly speechless. It is simply …” Williams stated.
The 5-time Wimbledon singles champion held her head for a number of moments and requested to go away the room earlier than returning, nonetheless visibly shaken, to complete the interview session a number of minutes later.
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