Venus Williams' attorney: 'Fatal auto crash was an unfortunate accident'

Venus Williams Involved In Fatal Car Crash In Florida

"I am devasted and heartbroken by this accident", she wrote on Facebook. "I'm completely speechless. It's just, I mean, I'm just".

She was focused enough on court against Mertens, but it quickly became clear the press conference wasn't going to be so easy to deal with.

The star of the american tennis Venus Williams has confessed Saturday to be "devastated" by the fatal accident of the road in which she was involved at the beginning of June in Florida.

Williams, a victor of five Wimbledon women's singles titles, told police she had become stuck in the middle of the intersection because of traffic, with a statement from her lawyer Malcolm Cunningham saying she had entered on a green light.

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No charges have been filed, although Palm Beach Gardens police said the crash is under investigation.

She will now face Qiang Wang in the second round at Wimbledon. "That's what I've learned", she said to another question on how she was handling the situation.

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.

"But according to authorities, "(Williams) is at fault for violating the right of way of (the Barsons)", the report said. The report says Williams was driving an estimated speed of eight kmh.

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Her sister Serena, ranked No. 1 in the world earlier this year, is taking a break from tennis while preparing to give birth this fall. Williams told police she was leaving the Steeplechase community and crossing Northlake to go to BallenIsles, where she has a home, when other traffic forced her to stop and block a lane.

The occupants of the other vehicle were a couple, and the accident led to the death of the husband Jerome Barson, who was sitting in the passenger side.

When she was asked how she was coping mentally, Williams added: "I have no idea what tomorrow will bring".

Cunningham said in a statement that Williams expressed "her deepest condolences" to the family.

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