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Health scare for Serena Williams

News broke this week that superstar Serena Williams had suffered a pulmonary embolism, followed by a hematoma. Abigail Lorge considers what that means, for Serena and for women's tennis.

Updated: March 3, 2011, 9:56 AM ET
By Abigail Lorge

The news that 13-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams has suffered a serious medical crisis is sobering. On Wednesday it was revealed that Williams, a force of nature on the tennis court who overwhelms her opponents with her strength and vigor, was treated last month for a pulmonary embolism, and then subsequently developed a hematoma. She required emergency treatment Monday.

I asked Dr. Mark Neuman, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University ...

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