Here's the official statement:
“Serena did indeed suffer from a pulmonary embolism last week, and the hematoma was another unexpected scare. Thankfully everything was caught in time. With continued doctor visits to monitor her situation, she is recuperating at home under strict medical supervision.”
Says Serena, “Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support. This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing. I am doing better, I’m at home now and working with my doctors to keep everything under control. I know I will be ok, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”
Really scary stuff. NHLer Tomas Fleischmann was diagnosed with PE earlier in the year and he's been ruled out for the season.
Prayers and best wishes to a healthy recovery, ReRe. Notice I didn't say a "quick and speedy" recovery. Just a healthy one. Take all the time that you need. You're a human being first, a tennis player second, and Lord knows you could still win Slams when you're 35.
So time ain't your enemy. Whoever's holding the voodoo doll. She's your enemy.
Yeah, I said it.