People Magazine reported that tennis star Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment for a blood clot in her lungs, and was recovering at Cedars Hospital in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old tennis champion “underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” said Williams’ spokeswoman Nicole Chabot.
Williams suffered from a pulmonary embolism in late February, which was discovered upon her return to Los Angeles. She has recently visited New York, where doctors were examining her leg and foot because of ongoing health issues.
Chabot added, “Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications.”
The former No. 1 tennis player in the world was seen at Academy Award parties last weekend thrown by Elton John and Vanity Fair magazine. She was admitted to the hospital on Monday. On Tuesday, Williams tweeted: “Tough day.”
Williams has not played a match since she won Wimbledon last summer. Since cutting her foot on glass at a restaurant in Germany in the days after Wimbledon, Williams has had complications related to the injury and two surgeries – one in July and one in October. Before her latest complication, she had plans to return to training.
Williams is now ranked No. 11 in the world.