At about 1.10pm on June 9th, Venus Williams drove her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at 5mph into an intersection, when a Hyundai Accent, driven by 68-year-old Esther Linda Barson, drove through a green light and hit the passenger side of Williams' auto.
The 36-year-old player faces 20-year-old Jeļena Ostapenko of Latvia in the quarterfinals tomorrow. "It's her physio. I mean, I know she acts like this all the time". "Well, you know, that's a long time".
This Wimbledon run is proving to be a special one for Williams, who is chasing her first title since winning at the All England Club in 2009.
Williams dominated Wimbledon for nearly a decade between 2000 and 2009, winning five titles and finishing runner-up in another three finals. And he'd only reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal once before, at the 2008 U.S. Open.
The 87th ranked Slovakian is the lowest-ranked Grand Slam semifinalist since Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the 2011 US Open when she was No. 92 in the world. The 20-year-old Latvian, who won her first tour-level title at Roland Garros last month, beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 on Court 12.
Having stunned the tennis world by becoming the first unseeded player to win the French Open last month, Ostapenko was riding an 11-match winning streak at the majors.
13 seed made a series of unforced errors to concede a break in her very first service game.
Williams' victory equalled sister Serena's total of 86 main draw match victories at Wimbledon, the most among any active player.
But Serena was unable to compete for her third success in a row as she awaits the birth of her first child back home in Florida.
"I just always felt like I have to keep trying", said Williams, who repeatedly took advantage of Ostapenko's second serves at around 70 miles per hour (110 kph). I was not feeling nervous. "I just couldn't really play my best".
Britain's new Centre Court hero was coming off court when she was asked to pose for a picture with one of the large group of veterans who were afforded prime seats.
The feisty Ostapenko, though, went after Williams' serve to get two break chances, and the tall American double faulted: 3-3.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, there were plenty of legends in action while there was something for the British fans to cheer as Katie Swan won in the girls' singles.
Earlier Monday, No. 7 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova became the first player to reach the quarterfinals as the two-time Grand Slam champion from Russian Federation beat ninth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-4. Spain's No. 15-ranked Garbine Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon finalist, overcame a No. 1 player presumed shaky through this fortnight. Comprehensive win for the America as she enters the semis once again.
She said: "I really can not believe it".
"I'm really focused on now and the future".