Venus Williams Says She's 'Heartbroken' After Deadly Car Crash

An attorney for tennis star Venus Williams maintains the Florida auto crash that cost the life of a 78-year-old man was simply an "unfortunate accident".

The 37-year-old who has four Olympic gold medals is facing a wrongful death lawsuit in the United States after Jerome Barson was killed during the incident on June 9 in Palm Beach Garden City.

When asked about the social media post, Venus started to break down.

Venus Williams tried to compose herself and provide an answer to the question, at first responding with, "There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating. I'm completely speechless", Williams said before tearing up.

Williams sat silently with her head in the palm of her hands.

The American was asked about a auto crash in which she collided with another vehicle, being driven by Linda Barson.

Williams claims that she entered the intersection while the light was green, but had to stop due to the traffic in front of her. Authorities said there was no evidence that alcohol, drugs or texting while driving were factors in the accident.

On Friday evening, Venus Williams posted this statement on Facebook: "I am devasted [sic] and heartbroken by this accident".

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.

Watson fought back to win four consecutive games and level the match but failed to pick up crucial points in the decider. After the delay, Mertens held serve and closed to 5-4 before Williams served out the match.

"This is my 20th Wimbledon", she said.

Meanwhile, the athlete is 10th at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis event. Wozniacki, the 2009 victor, got off to aflying start, breaking her opponent's serve three times to seal the first set.

"It's obviously not flawless", Keys said. I feel like for women it's more hard because we are more sensitive and more emotional than. guys.

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