Serena wants to return this summer

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, Last Updated: 12:53 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - American tennis superstar Serena Williams hopes to return to action this summer as she continues to recover from a recent health scare.

The 13-time major champion found herself in the hospital last month, at which time blood clots were discovered in her lungs.

The 29-year-old Williams said it was "the scariest moment in my life." She also said she hasn't left her Los Angeles home that often since checking in at the hospital on February 18, when she said she "couldn't breathe" as the result of a pulmonary embolism.

Williams underwent a CT scan of her lungs, at which time "several blood clots" were discovered. Part of her treatment involved self-injecting blood thinners, and she then developed a hematoma in her stomach the size of "a grapefruit," which was surgically removed.

The American great had already been sidelined since last July after having surgery on her foot following an injury suffered when she stepped on some broken glass at a German restaurant.

The reigning Wimbledon champ hasn't played an official match since prevailing at the All England Club eight months ago.


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