"I'm so excited to be back," she told the BBC. "I was on my death bed at one point ― quite literally." The four-time Wimbledon champ claims no one is sure how the illness began, but said it may have started from a cut on her foot. "To this day I don't really know the full details of what happened," she said. "I was with my nephew and my hitting partner and we were just leaving a restaurant. I was walking and just felt something. I kept walking and it was definitely glass there. There was a massive puddle of blood. I ended up fainting and needed stitches in both feet." It was then that the injury took a life-threatening turn. "At first people said it would be fine, it would be all right but it turned out to be a lot more serious," she said. "If it had been left two days later it could have been career-ending ― or even worse. They told me I had several blood clots in both lungs. A lot of people die from that."
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