Tennis Champion Finally Speaks on Deadly Crash

Tennis Champion Finally Speaks on Deadly Crash

Witnesses on the scene have accused Williams of running a red light which supports the family's argument that she was "violating the right of way".

She believes that Williams is responsible for the accident, though Williams has not been formally charged. "I'm completely speechless", as she appeared to be holding back tears in the tournament's media room.

The five-time champion accepted the offer before returning to complete her press conference.

6-4 victory over Elise Mertens during the opening round of Wimbledon on Monday, a reporter brought up the fatal auto crash the star tennis player was involved in last month.

Williams told police she stopped in the median break when traffic forced her to stop, the police report said. "I prepared for a lot of matches, tried to get ready for whatever my opponent will throw at you, but you can't prepare for everything", she said.

A man beside her then stepped in, saying Williams, 37, was unable to say anything more about the incident, most likely because she's now involved in a lawsuit with the family. There was also no evidence that she was distracted by an electronic device at the time of the crash.

Venus Williams tried to answer the question, but she couldn't.

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According to the police report of the accident, Williams was said to be driving around 5 miles per hour when another vehicle ran into hers.

Williams, now ranked 11th in the world, is due to begin her quest for a sixth Wimbledon singles crown as the tournament begins on Monday.

Jerome Barson suffered injuries in the collision.

"The point is", Cunningham said Friday, "that Ms Williams entered into that intersection on a green light". The report says Williams was driving an estimated speed of eight kmh.

Despite the personal turmoil, Williams will play at Wimbledon in England next week.

"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident", Williams wrote in the post.

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