Picking a women's singles champion at the Australian Open could resemble a lucky dip this year with Serena Williams' continued absence again leaving the door ajar. Talk about being the best in the world, am I right? Thankfully, the surgery was successful and a handsome, healthy baby emerged. Not wanting to worry her visiting mother, Williams stepped into the hall and flagged a nearby nurse, insisting that she needed an IV with heparin, a blood thinner, and a CT scan to check for clots.The nurse believed that medications might have befuddled Williams, Vogue says, but a doctor arrived - only to perform an ultrasound, and not the CT scan that Williams believed she needed.
For someone as courageous and strong as Williams, she's admitted to feeling doubt when it comes to motherhood. Williams' sights remain set on breaking the record of 24 Grand Slam titles held by Margaret Court - though she won't push baby Olympia to follow her path.
Tennis champ Serena Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
She was then sent for further surgery, to have a filter inserted into a major vein to stop more blood clots dislodging and travelling to her lungs, and she wasn't allowed home from hospital until a week later.
Serena previously suffered a pulmonary embolism in 2011 so recognised the signs when she began to feel short of breath, and requested a CT scan and blood thinning medication, but a nurse thought her medication might have left her confused, so called for a doctor, who performed an ultrasound of her legs.
Serena Williams, has revealed that she almost died after she had her baby last September.
Over the following six days, Serena Williams' c-section wound popped open from the intense coughing spells caused by the pulmonary embolism.
Tennis legend Serena Williams is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes on the planet, and perhaps ever. She is ready to grace the court like she did in U.S. but exactly like that, she will remain the underdog.
In his new post on Thursday, Ohanian, who tied the knot with Williams in November, wrote next to a picture of his wife and child, "I can't imagine life without these two". "(The) incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry ...
On the difficulties of motherhood, Williams said, "Sometimes I get really down and feel like, "man, I can't do this".
"We have nobody who has taken the bull by the horns, since Serena has been out of the game, started her own dominance", twice Australian Open champion Chris Evert, a commentator for ESPN at the Open, said.
Tennis heavy hitters Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Angelique Kerber have all expressed how much she's missed.
Statistically speaking, Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Center for Disease Control. I'm well aware of the record books, unfortunately.
"Knowing I've got this attractive baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match". I want titles but I don't need them.
"I want them, but I don't need them".