It’s Serena Williams’ birthday ya’ll! Williams may have been in the news lately fr a recent health scare and an occasional out burst or two on the court, but today the tennis pro has reached a milestone, she turns 30!
At just 30, Williams has 27 Grand Slam titles, she has won more Major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player (male or female), she’s won two Olympic gold medals in women’s doubles and she has won more career prize money than any other female athlete in history, just to name a few
Williams is certainly a force to be reckoned with. And we want to wish her many more accomplishments and a very happy 30th! May you have many more!
In some unfortunate news, Venus Williams made the announcement yesterday that she has withdrawn from the US Open.
In an official statement she reveals,
“I have been recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain.”
“I think I’ve had issues with Sjogren’s for a while. It just wasn’t diagnosed,” Williams said. “The good news for me is now I know what’s happening.”
“I had trouble with stamina,” Williams said, adding that her doctor diagnosed her with exercise-induced asthma four years ago. But it wasn’t until this summer, when she developed more definite symptoms, that an accurate diagnosis was made.
Glad to see Serena Williams has recovered nicely since her pulmonary embolism (blood in the lungs) since last Monday. She joined friends La La Vazquez, Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian, and Ciara last night for some girls night.
Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) tweeted this, “Ladies Night! @SerenaWilliams @LaLa @KellyRowland @Ciara @BrittGastineau http://twitpic.com/49xipe“, which included the below photo of the ladies enjoying their night out on the town.
In a recent health scare, Serena Williams was rushed to a hospital and treated for pulmonary embolism (blood in the lungs) early Monday morning. However, on a positive note the tennis pro wants us all to know she’s doing better.
“Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support,” the star, 29, tellsPEOPLE in a statement. “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 okay, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon,” she said. “While I can’t make any promises now on my return [to tennis], I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”
A Williams rep added, “Thankfully everything was caught in time. With continued doctor visits to monitor her situation, she is recuperating at home under strict medical supervision.”
In some unfortunate news, tennis pro Serena Williams was rushed to the hospital this morning for pulmonary embolism.
A Williams rep tells people.com, “Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” the rep says in an exclusive
“Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot.”
The rep added, “Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications.”
I don’t know if you’ve been paying any attention lately but Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams have both made major transformations in the fashion department, and I mean that in a good way. Major upgrade! You better WERK ladies!