After beating Elise Mertens on July 3, Venus Williams broke down in tears when she was questioned about a tragic car accident she was involved in. A lawsuit from the estate that alleges she caused Jerome Barson to die in a fatal car crash was brought up and the star tennis player had her emotions get the best of her.
The incident occurred June 9 when Williams ran a red light and caused the collision killing the 78-year-old man in Palm Beach, Florida.
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“Completely devastating, speechless. I am just …,” she said as she was at a loss for words.
Venus has been steering away from the questions over the tragic incident as it clearly gets her emotional, and has been maintaining her focus on tennis.
“I definitely played a lot of tennis. It’s a good thing to be back on the court.”
We will update you as the story develops.
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