March 2nd, 2011
10:34 AM ET
Tennis star Serena Williams was seen making numerous trips to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center within the past week, according to People, and her rep confirmed to the magazine that the athlete has been battling a health scare.
On Monday, “Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," a rep for the 29-year-old told People in a statement.
"Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A.,” the rep added. “She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot."
According to People, doctors are continuing to monitor Williams closely “to avoid additional complications.”
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