Now, the family of the victim is looking to sue Williams in a wrongful death case, alleging negligence.
Despite the fact that police agreed she was at fault in the accident, that she violated the other driver's right of way, Williams was not cited or charged for the slow speed crash. "I'm completely speechless. It's just - yeah, I mean, I'm just", said the American before breaking down in tears and leaving the room. She replied, "Maybe I should go", before returning a few minutes later.
Pro-tennis star Venus Williams, 37, was involved in a vehicle accident early this month in Florida, which killed a 78-year-old man.
No charges have been filed, although Palm Beach Gardens police said the crash is under investigation. "I don't have any information that indicates she is not playing Wimbledon", he had said.
Making her 20th career Wimbledon appearance, Williams fought through a spirited first set effort by the 21-year-old Mertens.
Asked about her feelings during such a hard period, she tried to keep her answers limited to tennis at first.
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Manchester United and Barcelona target Nelson Semedo was given his marching orders immediately after the interval. Mexicans in the semi-finals lost the German national team 1: 4, interrupting their series of 7 unbeaten games.
"Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light".
Elderly man Jerome Barsons suffered severe head trauma when a vehicle driven by his wife t-boned Williams' SUV on an intersection, and died last weekend in an intensive care unit.
While Williams was not given a citation by police for the crash, she was found at fault for failing to yield the right of way.
Williams is now ranked 11th in the world and seeded 10th at the Wimbledon Open, which she has won five times.
Despite the personal turmoil, Williams will play at Wimbledon in England next week.