Wimbledon: Venus weeping, Murray, Nadal entering round 2

 

On the 140th Anniversary of Wimbledon Championship Venus Williams broke down in tears after her first-round victory over the “devastation” of a fatal car accident in Florida that police allege she caused. While, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal crushed their opponent Alexander Bublik and John Millman to enter round 2 on the Day One of Wimbledon Championship on Monday at the pristine lawns of Center Court.

Stan Wawrinka, the world number 3 lost to Russian debutant Daniil Madvedev while Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka earned a comeback win.

The 37-year-old Williams appeared 20th time in the All England Club, but the achievement was overshadowed after police reported her involvement in a road accident of 78-year-old Jerome Barson. The accident caused several injuries to the man, who subsequently died after two weeks in intensive care.

The visibly shaken five time champion, Williams in a press conference said –

“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and — yeah. I’m completely speechless. It’s just…”

The lawsuit was reportedly filed by Barson’s daughter Audrey Gassner-Dunayer, whose Mother also suffered a fractured spine and numerous internal injuries in the accident intends to sue Williams. The lawsuit filed also highlighted that the impact of the smash caused damage to both vehicles.

“I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. That’s all I can say about it. That’s what I’ve learned.” Williams added in her statement.

Day 2 of Wimbledon Championship will begin with action as Novak Djokovic face off Martin Klizan and Roger Federer face Alexander Dolgopolov. While Ladies round will open with clash between Angelique Kerber and Irina Falconi.

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