While discussing her first-round victory at Wimbledon, tennis star Venus Williams broke down when asked about a car crash she was involved in last month that claimed the life of a passenger in another vehicle.
Reporters at the London tournament asked Williams on Monday about her “emotions” this past month and how she was coping, and for the first few minutes she handled it well, keeping her answers focused on her game.
This is my 20th Wimbledon,” she said. “I’m grateful to be here and to play, I love the game.”
But as reporters continued to press about the accident last month in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Williams said that in “life, you can’t prepare for everything … I have no idea what tomorrow will bring.”
Williams faces a lawsuit from the family of the 78-year-old man, Jerome Barson, who died from injuries sustained in the June 9 car accident and, according to a police report obtained by ABC News, the tennis star was “at fault.”
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