U.S. tennis pro-Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981. She has held the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles No. 1 ranking for a total of 319 weeks, including a joint record 186 consecutive weeks, and has done so five times in her career.
After Margaret Court, her 23 Grand Slam singles championships are the most ever won by a player in the Open Era and the second-most ever won overall.
Tennis Star Has Emergency Treatment for Blood Clot
As reported by People Magazine, Serena Williams had emergency surgery on Monday to remove a blood clot from her lung, and she is currently making a full recovery at Cedars Hospital in Los Angeles.
The tennis star, according to Williams’s spokeswoman Nicole Chabot, “underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more urgent issue.””
Williams’s pulmonary embolism was detected when she was in Los Angeles, so this latest health crisis comes around a week after that.
Let’s see what’s new with Williams’ health.
Before being brought to the hospital on Monday, Serena Williams went to an Oscars celebration hosted by Elton John and Vanity Fair on Sunday night.
“Tough day,” she tweeted.
“Doctors are keeping a careful eye on her to make sure there aren’t any unforeseen issues,” “Chabot declared earlier today in a statement.
Updates on Tennis Star’s Status and Recovery
For the second time in a little over three months, Serena Williams hasn’t looked 100% while competing in tennis. After playing Alize Cornet to a tiebreaker in the first set of the Wuhan Open, the top-ranked player in the world had to quit due to sickness.
During a change of courts, Williams reportedly went to the medical tent to be checked out by a doctor after it became clear that she would have to retire from the match.
This information comes to us courtesy of Reuters, through The Guardian. Williams published a message via Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times apologizing to fans and explaining how she felt while playing:
When measured against her lofty standards, Williams may safely say that this has not been an ordinary year. She has six event victories, although she has had trouble winning majors.
The 32-year-old had early exits from the Australian Open (round 4), French Open (round 2), and Wimbledon (round 3) in his three previous Grand Slam tournaments. After a rough start to the year, she won the U.S. Open and saved it.
The 18-time major champion was unable to strike the ball with any strength and at times couldn’t hit a simple return stroke, leading to the early withdrawal of herself and sister Venus from their second round doubles match at Wimbledon.
As it turns out, Williams has been stricken with another sickness not long after that event in England. The world’s top female tennis player is facing some really difficult circumstances right now. Having to pull out of events hasn’t made for her best season by any means.
You respect her drive to excel at everything she tries, but you know that her body deserves a rest. Williams may take this as a sign that she has to take it easy and regroup before the 2015 season.
Athletes have a tough time distancing themselves from their sport. Your body will help you out in the short term to ensure your long term productivity sometimes. Williams will receive the care she requires, and she will hopefully be able to come back even stronger than she did for most of 2014.
A Brief History
Williams has not played a match since June 3 since she injured her right foot on glass in Germany the day after Wimbledon, which has led to a number of issues.
She had two surgeries on the hurt foot (one in June and another in October) and was planning to get back to training soon.
Tournament director Adam Barrett has stated that Williams will not be playing in the upcoming Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, which is set to take place from March 23rd to April 3rd.
Barrett expressed concern that Serena could withdraw due to her lack of training before to the emergency operation, saying, “We have not been formally alerted about Serena’s condition.”
We are keeping her in our thoughts and hoping for a full recovery. Serena’s presence at the Sony Ericsson Open is crucial to the success of both tennis and the tournament. She’s a big hit with the locals and a cult idol. We shall miss her.
Since being injured last summer, Williams’s ranking has fallen to No. 11.
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