Serena Williams Hospitalized With Blood Clot, Undergoes Emergency Treatment

On Wednesday morning, it was reported that earlier in the week, tennis star Serena Williams was hospitalized after experiencing ill health. Doctors found that Williams had a blood clot in one of her lungs.

"Monday, Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars [Medical Center] for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," a representative for Williams, Nicole Chabot, told the magazine.

"Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot," she added.

A pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening. A blood clot in the lung can also be a serious issue, as it can prevent the lung from receiving blood.

For more on Williams and the world of tennis, check out SB Nation's tennis blog, The Daily Forehand.

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