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Serena Hopes to Return This Summer After Embolism

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Tennis star Serena Williams hopes to return to the court as soon as this summer, she said this morning from her Los Angeles home where she's resting after recovering from a pulmonary embolism.

Williams continues administering daily blood-thinning treatments to reduce blood clots in her lung triggered by the embolism.

"Mine went from my leg to my lung and it traveled fast," Williams, 29, told Matt Lauer on the TODAY show. "I still have several clots in my lung. They're just there, and they have to eventually dissolve. So I'm just taking it one day at a time. Just on the road to recovery.

"I said I wanted to return this summer, and I was hoping to return way sooner than that. Being so close to ... the scariest moment in my life, I really just want to come back and be able to do well."