"That was an unbelievable feeling", Williams told the magazine in a November interview that will appear in the Febuary issue.
'That was an wonderful feeling, and then everything went bad, ' said Williams. She had stopped taking her daily anticoagulant regime because of her recent procedure.
The next day, Serena felt short of breath and went to get a nurse.
"I was like, a Doppler?"
"I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige", she said.
When the ultrasound showed nothing, Williams was sent for a CT scan, which showed several small blood clots on her lungs and she was quickly placed on a drip.
Williams later had more surgery to insert a filter into a major vein, according to Vogue, a step taken to prevent further clots from dislodging and traveling to her lungs. Yikes! The athlete underwent multiple surgeries and was on bed rest for six weeks. Not only that, but her c-section scar burst open, whereby doctors discovered that a large hematoma had flooded her abdomen. Serena has shared glimpses of how her life has changed since giving birth in September, and now she's opening up about why she's "so glad" she's raising a baby girl.
"Consider for a moment that your body is one of the greatest things on this planet, and you're trapped in it".
She might be a champ on the court, but she admits to feeling the usual conflicted emotions that new mothers experience.
Williams also told Vogue about her first few months of motherhood, confessing, "No one talks about the low moments-the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I've broken down I don't know how many times", she added.
"Sometimes I get really down and feel like, 'Man, I can't do this, '" Williams confessed.
Having experienced the symptoms before, she assumed she was having a pulmonary embolism and demanded the medical team give her a scan and a blood thinner medication.
Williams said she is ready to get back on the court and is expected to return in March for the BNP Paribas Open, also known as the Indian Wells Masters.