Serena hopes to return to tennis in summer

AP, Wednesday 9 Mar 2011

Serena Williams says it was "the scariest moment in my life" when blood clots were recently discovered in her lungs

Serena Williams

The 13-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday she hopes to return this summer after recovering from a recent pulmonary embolism followed by a hematoma.

Williams says she hasn't left her Los Angles house much since going to the hospital on Feb. 18 when she said she "couldn't breathe." Williams says she had a CAT scan of her lungs and they "found several blood clots." Her treatment involved self-injecting blood thinners. As a result, she developed a hematoma in her stomach that grew to the size of "a grapefruit" and was surgically removed.

Her absence could stretch to almost a year since winning Wimbledon in July

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