Tennis Star Serena Williams Addresses Health Scare

Tennis star Serena Williams speaks out about her recent medical scare and her planned return to the court. INSIDE EDITION has the details.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is speaking out about her recent medical emergency. She underwent surgery to remove a grapefruit-sized hematoma, or pool of blood, in her stomach the day after she attended the Vanity Fair Oscar® party.

"I had to get it drained and when I got there, [the doctors] were like, 'We can't drain this, we have to surgically remove it.' "

So how did one of the world's fittest women end up with such a life-threatening health problem? She cut her foot on a piece of glass last summer and ended up in a cast for several months. Doctors say that injury caused her to develop a pulmonary embolism.

Treatment for the embolism caused the hematoma.

Williams told the Today show her dreams of a comeback are driving her recovery, and she hopes to return to the court by the summer.