Tennis How Serena Williams Saved Her Own Life After Giving Birth….see full details….. Published 9 months ago on February 25, 2020 By Naomi Roosevelt Serena Williams is one of the strongest athletic competitors in sports history. The tennis player has won various championships and holds the most Grand Slam titles among any active player. Williams is known for her competitiveness and determination on the court, and that same mentality may have saved Williams’ life off the court. Williams became a mom in 2017, a few months after getting engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The athlete gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia, in September that year. She’s shared her experience giving birth to her daughter and how one life-threatening moment changed her perspective on life and motherhood. YOU CAN ALSO READ: “I Need To Rely On My Clothes”- Roger Federer Explains Advantages Of Uniqlo In Marathon Matches Serena Williams’ Fight Off The Court The tennis player shared during an interview with Vogue magazine that, while she had an easy pregnancy, the tennis star faced complications while giving birth. Williams had an emergency cesarean due to her daughter’s heart rate dropping dangerously low while Williams had contractions. While recovering from her the operation, the athlete experienced shortness of breath and assumed she was suffering from a pulmonary embolism — a condition she’s painfully familiar with. YOU CAN ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal Has Shot At No. 1 This Week – All you Need to Know – The Untold Story Serena Williams immediately sought out help, even though one of the nurses thought that she was merely confused due to her being on medication. “I was like, a Doppler [ultrasound]? I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip,” the athlete recalled. Even though the ultrasound showed nothing wrong, she pushed for the CT scan. To the doctors’ surprise, the scan revealed blood clots in the tennis star’s lungs, just as she predicted. Soon, she was on a heparin drip — an anticoagulant meant to treat the clots — as she had demanded earlier. READ MORE NEWS: “I Don’t Think This Is Sustainable Model for Our Tennis”- Novak Djokovic Calls for Merger Despite the fact that she caught her own pulmonary embolism, Serena Williams’ ordeal wasn’t over. Stitches from her C-section opened again because of her excessive coughing and the doctors found a large hematoma had flooded her abdomen. Williams had to have surgery again and didn’t leave the hospital until a week after she’d given birth and saved her own life. Serena’s Challenges As A Mother Williams revealed that even though she was relieved to have survived the ordeal, she struggled with motherhood in the beginning. “Sometimes I get really down and feel like, ‘Man, I can’t do this.’ It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments — the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry,” the athlete explained. READ MORE NEWS: Roman Reigns’ 10 most powerful moments – All You Need to Know – Williams credited her mother for helping her relax more around her daughter. She also looks forward to spending more time with her child, whom she can’t get enough of. “We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen,” she joked. The athlete now lives in Florida with her husband and their daughter. As much as she loves being a mother, however, Serena Williams still has that competitive spirit. “To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom,” she shared. “But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams.” Tennis Today: Serena Williams stars in ad alongside Lionel Messi as Venus Williams takes Rafael Nadal selfie READ MORE: ‘Emotional’ LeBron James speaks out on Vanessa Bryant, attending Kobe-Gianna memorial In Tennis Today, Serena Williams stars in a new ad alongside fellow sporting greats Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt and Michael Jordan while sister her Venus steals a selfie with Rafael Nadal. What’s on the site World No 1 Novak Djokovic was asked about Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson’s absence from the ATP Tour following injury setbacks and the Serb admits he is “really sad” to see the pair go through the “psychological trauma” of knee surgery. There is good news for tennis fans in the UK and Ireland as Amazon Prime Video has expanded their live tennis coverage. Fresh from tipping a 9/1 winner, Derek Bilton is on hand with his tennis betting tips for Dubai, Acapulco and Chile. Back to Djokovic and the 17-time Grand Slam winner made light work of Malek Jaziri in his opener at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. On the WTA Tour, teenager Amanda Anisimova claimed a big scalp at the Qatar Open while Elena Rybakina doing what she does best: winning matches in 2020. Heather Watson is also off to a good start in Acapulco as she beat Coco Vandweghe, saying afterwards “I was just pleased with how well I fought”. What’s in the news Roland Garros has unveiled their poster for the 2020 Grand Slam. As you may or may not know, King Richard is a biopic about Serena Williams and Venus Williams’ father, Richard, and it looks at how he coached his two daughters to stardom. Daily Mail has some pics of Will Smith, who will play Richard, on the set of the film. What’s on social media Serena Williams stars in Gatorade’s GOAT CAMP ad alongside Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt and Michael Jordan. There is also Serena’s tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna following their memorial service on Monday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Feb 24, 2020 at 3:00pm PST And then there is Venus getting a selfie with Rafael Nadal. View this post on Instagram Thanks for the photos @rafaelnadal 😉 A post shared by Venus Williams (@venuswilliams) on Feb 23, 2020 at 3:11pm PST View this post on Instagram “The Man Who Has No Imagination Has No Wings” A post shared by NK (@k1ngkyrg1os) on Feb 23, 2020 at 5:05pm PST Related Topics:Amanda AnisimovaATP tourCoco VandwegheDerek BiltonElena RybakinaGrand SlamKevin AndersonLionel MessiMalek Jazirimichael jordanNovak DjokovicRafael NadalRoger FedererRoland GarrosUsain BoltWill Smith Up Next Serena Williams is greatest player of all time, says Mary Pierce Don't Miss Updates on Roger Federer defiant message to fans after knee surgery…All You Need to Know…… You may like Andy Murray Makes A Huge Promise To His Wife Kim Sear Novak Djokovic causes controversy with comments on Alexander Zverev Will it be tough? as Djokovic Completes Semi-final Line-Up In London Awesome Andy won’t cease to amaze us as he correctly predicts ATP Finals ATP: Daniil Medvedev beats lacklustre Novak Djokovic to advance to semi-finals Attention! 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