Serena Williams discusses harrowing medical scare after emergency C-section

Serena Williams in action at the recent World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi

The next day, off the "anticoagulant regimen" medication, the 23-time Grand Slam victor began to gasp as she recovered in her hospital room. She also needed a filter inserted in a vein to prevent further clots and was forced to rest in bed for six weeks.

Serena Williams covers the latest issue of Vogue with baby daughter Alexis, and the tennis great opened up about the health scare she suffered shortly after giving birth. "I'm well aware of the record books, unfortunately. We got a baby girl", said Williams in a social media video posted after she gave birth to baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian.

At the same time, having a child has helped her feel less stressed about her athletic performance.

"That was an incredible feeling", Williams said. "Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can't do this", she confessed.

"Knowing I've got this handsome baby to go home to makes me feel like I don't have to play another match", she said.

"I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige", she said. They pack everything! It's a bit extravagant for me.

But while she might be feeling confident about grand slam number 24, she will have to wait at least until the French Open begins at the end of May.

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The 36-year-old hasn't played a competitive match since winning the Australian Open last year, after which she announced her pregnancy. But perhaps the most heart-wrenching part of Serena's interview was her admission that she had almost died after delivering her daughter.

While 2017 finalists Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to appear, five-time finalist Andy Murray has been ruled out with injury. "That's a different feeling for me".

What followed was a traumatic six-day a pulmonary embolism (when arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot) that led to multiple surgeries and complications. A nurse initially tried to brush off her worries, but Serena insisted and her intuition wound up being right - the CT scan revealed several small blood clots in her lungs.

In the interview, Williams also discussed her rivalry with her older sister, Venus. "I want to teach her that there are no limits".

The first moments of motherhood were "amazing" but "then everything went bad", she told the magazine. "I hate playing her because she gets this look on her face where she just looks sad if she's losing".

"I think that's when the turning point came in our rivalry, when I stopped looking at her", she said.

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