Injury and illness stalled her initial return to the circuit but a Tianjin Open win in October and run to the Shenzhen Open semi-finals suggests the five-time major victor is nearing her best and the 2008 champion will expect to go deep in Melbourne.
The next day, Williams said she felt short of breath and grew concerned she might be having a pulmonary embolism. (Serena lives in fear of blood clots.) She walked out of the hospital room so her mother wouldn't worry and told the nearest nurse, between gasps, that she needed a CT scan with contrast and IV heparin (a blood thinner) right away.
Over the following six days, Serena Williams' c-section wound popped open from the intense coughing spells caused by the pulmonary embolism. This unraveled into further medical issues including a large hematoma found in her abdomen and hemorrhaging.
Williams ultimately needed to have a filter placed in a major vein to stop blood clots from going to her lungs.
However, the days and weeks following the September birth of daughter Alexis Olympia was hard, according to a recent with the tennis champion.When contractions began, baby Olympia's heartrate plunged. Fortunately, the surgery went smoothly, and Olympia even stopped crying the moment she was laid down atop her mother. "I'm not asking you to like it", she explained in a frank conversation about body critics. "That was an unbelievable feeling", she told Vogue. They are not afraid to tell me anything after all I am the youngest of 5. The ultrasound revealed nothing, and according to Vogue, Williams reiterated: "I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip".
Because she had been taking blood-thinners to dispel the clots, the medication caused bleeding at the site of the Caesarian section.
Serena Williams has her sights set on "25"-meaning 25 Grand Slam victories (she now has 23), according to her interview in the February edition of Vogue".
Tennis legend Serena Williams is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes on the planet, and perhaps ever. It's that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes.
Following her surgeries, she was forced to spend her first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed. Serena Williams is just one of many Black moms who experience serious complications during or after childbirth, and is more clear evidence that not enough is being done to make sure Glack moms get the treatment they deserve. No one talks about the low moments-the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry.
"I'd like her to have a normal life".
It's not a secret that I have my sights on 25. "I'm stronger physically. I have a different look to my game". Had Williams not persisted, there's a chance she may not have survived the blood clots. Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, "Why do I feel so sad when I have a attractive baby?"