Venus Williams Goes Speechless When Asked About Fatal Crash

Reporter brought it up during Wimbledon press conference
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2017 12:49 PM CDT
Venus Williams arrives for her women's singles match against Belgium's Elise Mertens on the opening day of Wimbledon in London on Monday.   (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

(Newser) – Venus Williams broke down during a press conference Monday when she was asked about the fatal car crash she was involved in last month. ESPN has video of Williams' response during the press conference that followed her winning her opening match at Wimbledon. "There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating, and ... yeah, I've been completely speechless and it's just ... yeah, I mean, I'm just..." said a tearful Williams before a lengthy pause. The moderator then noted that Williams couldn't discuss any further details of the accident and asked reporters to respect her wishes. She ended up leaving the room in tears for a few minutes, later returning to answer questions about the match, the Washington Post reports. (Read more Venus Williams stories.)

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