Virtually two days ago it was announced that Serena Williams is planning to end her eight-month foot injury lay-off and now there’s a major shift in the situation. No, Serena is not yet again prolonging her foot recovery time, the news is that she had to be hospitalized Monday because of a blood clot on her lungs. What?
The 13-time Grand Slam champion, who won the 2010 Wimbledon title and has since gone missing from the tennis scene, “underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” as her spokeswomen Nicole Chabot said.
Serena is being treated in a Los Angeles hospital where doctors are closely monitoring her to avoid further complications.
The tennis star is still as active on Twitter, though, and strangely, her only tweet that could be related to her latest medical problem is the following:
Then she retweeted Kim Kardashian and a sneak peek of her latest video.
No word on whether this lung problem will affect Serena’s planned participation at the French Open.