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Serena Williams Has Pulmonary Embolism

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(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is back home recuperating after two health scares she describes as “extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.”

Her agents confirmed Wednesday that Williams suffered from a blood clot in her lungs last week and later needed treatment for a hematoma.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion says in a statement: “I know I will be OK, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon.” She says she hopes to return to tennis by early in the summer.

Spokeswoman Nicole Chabot told People magazine that Williams “underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation.”

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