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Serena Williams Reflects on Her Post-Pregnancy Medical Emergency

Serena Williams Reflects on Her Post-Pregnancy Medical Emergency

Last month, “Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with tennis champion Serena Williams at a celebrity tennis event in support of her charity Aceing Autism in Key Biscayne, Florida.

After finishing a fun game of tennis together, Serena dished on returning to the court after the arrival of her first baby with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, last year. Serena recently spoke openly about her health scare — developing life threatening blood clots after giving birth to Alexis Olympia. She told AJ, “It was tough. It was a tough pregnancy, but I like that I talked about it not knowing how many people it would affect, and it affected a lot of people, and a lot of people could relate. I was just glad that I could do that.”

As for plans for having another little one, Serena commented, “I’m taking it one day at a time. I would love it, but I have to see if I can do it. Obviously, my health is pretty important, too. I’ll take it one day at a time and see.”

Serena pointed out that having baby Alexis has helped her tennis game, saying, “I actually feel like I'm doing better because I used to train, train, train and now I have a time where I train and cut it off and spend the rest of the day with her. I'm more serious because I know I have to stop at a certain time.”

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