The last we saw of tennis superstar Serena Williams was her dazzling in a red dress and attending the Elton John academy awards viewing party. She also made an appearance at Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair celebration later. So it makes this story that much more stunning as reports have surfaced that she suffered a pulmonary embolism last week. That is medical jargon for blood clot and it’s located in her lungs. According to People magazine and Yahoo.com, Williams saw doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the problem. It was later discovered when she returned from New York for doctor's appointments relating to her foot issues.
A statement made by Williams representatives states "Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars [Medical Center] for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," Nicole Chabot, told People magazine.
The former top ranked Williams has been sidelined since July 7, 2010 when she was cut by a glass at a Munich restaurant. Many questioned the injury initially when it was reported because the fuzzy details surrounding it.
Williams had an excepted return date set for the French Open, which begins May 17th but now that definitely is in doubt. This latest issue for Williams pushes her health to the forefront and tennis at a distant second. Let’s all wish for speedy recovery for women’s tennis biggest star.
Sources: People Magazine and Yahoo.com