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Statement On Serena Williams' Condition

An update about Serena Williams' recent medical condition, as well as statements from Williams herself and the WTA.

Published March 03, 2011 12:00

Statement On Serena Williams' Condition
Serena Williams

The following is an update on Serena Williams' recent medical condition:

Statement on her medical condition:
"Serena did indeed suffer from a pulmonary embolism last week, and the hematoma was another unexpected scare that was subsequently removed. Thankfully everything was caught in time. With continued doctor visits to monitor her situation, she is recuperating at home under strict medical supervision."

Statement from Serena:
"Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support. This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing. I am doing better, I'm at home now and working with my doctors to keep everything under control. I know I will be okay but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can't make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely."

Statement from the WTA:
"We are very heartened to hear that despite the serious medical situation that she had to deal with, Serena is now recovering and on the road to full health and a possible return to professional tennis in early summer. Serena is a champion on and off the court, and we, along with her millions of fans around the world, wish her a speedy recovery."

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