Williams is just one Grand Slam title away from matching the current record for the most singles titles ever won.

She is currently sat on 23 Grand Slams, including seven Wimbledon titles; on behind Margaret Court’s record of 24.

But Williams has recently revealed that she had a life-threatening experience at the end of 2017.

She almost died following post-natal complications, and an emergency Caesarean section.

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“I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia,” she told CNN, in 2018.

“It began with a pulmonary embolism, which is a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot. Because of my medical history with this problem, I live in fear of this situation. So, when I fell short of breath, I didn’t wait a second to alert the nurses.

“This sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived.

“First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism. I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large haematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen.”

Source: | Daily Express


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