Serena Williams Almost Died After Giving Birth To Her Daughter
Former world tennis number one Serena Williams says she "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter Alexis last year.
The 23-time grand slam winner wrote an article for CNN saying a lung condition caused several complications - and she had to spend six weeks in bed recovering.
She wrote, '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.' She continued, 'This sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived.'
Williams returned to the sport alongside her sister Venus in America's Fed Cup win over the Netherlands earlier this month.