Alexis Ohanian shares his fears, resolve after wife Serena Williams' labor 'ordeal'

Simona Halep Caroline Wozniacki lead race to seize Serena William's Australian Open crown

Simona Halep Caroline Wozniacki lead race to seize Serena William's Australian Open crown

Picking a women's singles champion at the Australian Open could resemble a lucky dip this year with Serena Williams' continued absence again leaving the door ajar. At 20 weeks pregnant, with the smallest of baby bumps, she posted a picture on Snapchat of her athletic body, in a yellow swimsuit.

The American, who won the title past year in Melbourne despite being in the early weeks of pregnancy to take her grand slam tally to 23, decided against trying to defend her title, saying she was not yet fully up to speed.

However, the days and weeks following the September birth of daughter Alexis Olympia was hard, according to a recent with the tennis champion.When contractions began, baby Olympia's heartrate plunged. At first, a nurse who was treating Williams suggested that the pain medications she was taking might have been confusing her, but Williams insisted. Almost a third of births in the United States are, and Williams' procedure was flawless. But, in an interview with Vogue, Serena opens up about the harrowing ordeal she went through after giving birth to Alexis Olympia in September.

A less talked about reason why the disparity exists is the implicit bias medical professionals may have toward Black women and how to best handle their treatment. Clots that form within veins or arteries disrupt the circulatory system and can damage the organs. Had Williams not persisted, there's a chance she may not have survived the blood clots. Coughing from the embolism caused her incision to open up. The next day, off the "anticoagulant regimen" medication, the 23-time Grand Slam victor began to gasp as she recovered in her hospital room.

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All three suspects allegedly gave full confessions and face charges of premeditated first-degree murder, Gibson said. According to the station, the pair, both 22, kidnapped Zengotita-Torres after she left work Sunday and drove home.

Serena told the fashion bible she has a history of blood clots and lives in fear of them returning. "Williams" physical instincts were correct. Serena has a history of blood clots, and had been off her anticoagulant meds because of the surgery. The cause: the blood thinner she'd resumed. And the night nurse she had planned to hire had fallen through. Sadly, the new mother found no comfort in her daughter's cries.

She was bed-ridden for six weeks, thereafter.

"And actually, I think having a baby might help".

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki will be aiming for her first Grand Slam but her first round battle against Belinda Bencic may be a tough crack.

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Here, William's says the key is in learning to be comfortable with yourself and knowing that, "For every negative comment, there are 300,000 positive ones". Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, "Why do I feel so sad when I have a handsome baby?' The emotions are insane". It is not an exaggeration to state that if Williams hadn't been famous, and especially if she were in a hospital in the inner city or a rural area, she may never have returned home with her daughter.

See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on and. She has participated in eight Australian Open finals, more than any other player in the Open era and has emerged victorious in seven of the last 15.

"Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams", quipped the 36-year-old. "I'm so glad I had a daughter", says @serenawilliams.

"Sometimes, I get really down and feel like, man, I can't do this", she confessed.

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Europe entered the match as heavy favorites, but will have to dominate the singles to help give Bjorn a taste of success before he captains Europe in this year's Ryder Cup .

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