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Serena Williams: It's been a long journey back

11 September, 2018, 00:32 | Author: John Swanson
  • Serena Williams competes against Anastasija Sevastova during the US Open 2018 Women's singles semi final match on Sept. 6.&nb

Alexis Ohanian shared a video tribute for Serena Williams on his Twitter account. Watching her 1-year-old walking around in the shoes gave Williams something to laugh about.

In the cute video, Serena can be heard admiring the tot's shoes as Alexis kisses her doll.

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The video includes footage from the hospital after Alexis was born by cesarean section due to a dropping heart rate. She then developed blood clots in her lungs and a pulmonary embolism, and when she had a coughing fit that reopened her c-section incision, she had to be rushed into surgery - just one of a number of surgeries she would have in the weeks that followed. It's incredible because Serena herself is incredible, but also because just a year ago, she was fighting for her life. "Every day I step on this court I'm so grateful that I have an opportunity to play this sport". There were multiple examples on social media, including video of Roger Federer repeatedly telling a chair umpire, "Don't (expletive) talk to me" during the 2009 U.S. Open men's final, and Jimmy Connors famously called an official an abortion repeatedly during a U.S. Open match in 1991.

Osaka, 20, triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in the match marred by Williams's second set outburst, the American enraged by umpire Carlos Ramos's warning for receiving coaching from her box. "Several things went very wrong during the U.S. Open women's finals today", she tweeted.

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Williams seen on court during her semifinal win over Anastasia Sevastova.

A win this weekend would give Williams her record 24th Grand Slam singles title and tie her with Margaret Court for the all-time record of the most Grand Slam singles titles ever. "So no matter what happens in any match, I already feel like I have already won", she said.

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The women's final is at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY at 4 p.m. local time.

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