Serena Williams Suffers Pulmonary Embolism

Tennis star gets emergency treatment for resulting hematoma

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 2, 2011 9:00 AM CST | Updated Mar 2, 2011 10:49 AM CST

(Newser) – Tennis star Serena Williams is undergoing treatment for a pulmonary embolism she suffered last week, People reports. The blood clot in her lungs was discovered when she returned to LA, after receiving treatment in New York for an injured foot. She underwent emergency treatment Monday for a hematoma, says her rep, which she suffered as a result of the treatment for the embolism. Click here for more.

Tennis player Serena Williams arrives at the 2011 Elton John Academy Award viewing party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Athlete Serena Williams arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
In a Jan. 8, 2010 file photo, Venus Williams of U.S. returns the ball during the third day match against Zheng Jie of China in the Hong Kong Tennis Classic 2010.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this July 1, 2010, file photo, Serena Williams of the United States, hits a return to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
In This Jan. 28, 2010 file photo, Serena Williams of the US celebrates after beating Li Na of China to win their Women's singles semifinal match at the Australian Open in Melbourne.   (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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