Tennis star, Serena Williams, finally opens up about how she almost lost her life, while bringing in life. On September 1, 2017, Serena gave birth to her baby girl, Alexis Olympia, who she delivered by an emergency C-Section, due to Olympia’s heart dropping during contractions. After a successful C-Section, Serena described to CNN, the harmful effects that occurred post childbirth. She explained how she suffered from a pulmonary embolism, which is a sudden blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs, usually caused by a blood clot. Serena’s condition got extremely bad, to the point of her popping her C-Section wound open. Serena said, “The doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs.” She subsequently spent 6-weeks on bed rest and was back to beasting it on the tennis court! You go Serena! She is truly the definition of a CHAMP!