Serena Williams feels lucky to be alive….

In an interview with PEOPLE, the tennis star reveals that she could have easily died from her medical emergency that sent her to the hospital last week.

“I could have died.” Williams told the magazine in regards to the condition she successfully underwent surgery for….pulmonary embolism, a sudden blockage of a major blood vessel in the lung caused by a blood clot.

At the time, Serena admits that she was in total disbelief that something like this was occurring…and even feared that it could possibly be a tumor.

“This can’t be happening to me. I started panicking, I thought I had a tumor.”

But the same way she is a fierce opponent on the tennis court…..Williams took on her biggest level of adversity as a challenge well worth fighting for.

“I like having a challenge. And this will be my biggest challenge yet.”

We’re glad to hear Serena is all good now….had us scared there for a sec!


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