Serena Williams reveals she had blood clots after giving birth


Serena Williams has her sights set on returning to world No 1 in tennis once she returns to the circuit after her maternity break. Her previous blood clot experiences have been equally dramatic.

Serena also appears in another picture with her child, her mother Oracene Price and sisters, Isha Price, Venus Williams and Lyndrea Price.

Serena Williams and baby Alexis pose for Vogue US. She alerted a nurse and was given an ultrasound scan.

The day after the birth, Williams was experiencing a shortness of breath and told the staff that she was concerned that she had developed blood clots.

That drama kicked off a trainwreck of medical problems as coughing fits opened up her C-section wound and blood thinners led to a hematoma in her abdomen. They finally did the CT, and sure enough, there were several blood clots in her lungs.

Another operation allowed a surgeon to insert a filter into a major vein to prevent more clots from dislodging and traveling to Williams' lungs. According to the article, the tennis superstar "spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed".

"I was happy to change diapers but on top of everything she was going through, the feeling of not being able to help made it even harder", the new dad told Vogue. I guess that's who I am.

Williams also told Vogue about her first few months of motherhood, confessing, "No one talks about the low moments-the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I've broken down I don't know how many times", she added.

The 36-year-old hasn't played a competitive match since winning the Australian Open last year, after which she announced her pregnancy. 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? She said she plans on returning to the court for the Indian Wells in March.

"After competing in Abu Dhabi I realised that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be", she said in a statement on Snapchat.

"There hasn't been a clear number one since I was there". The two last faced each other at the Australian Open final past year, which Serena won.

Serena Williams at 8-weeks pregnant and making history winning her 23rd Grand Slam.