Tennis ace Serena Williams had a health scare this week after being rushed to hospital with a blood clot on her lungs.
On Monday, the 29-year-old was forced to seek emergency treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles for haematoma - a pooling of blood caused by a haemorrhage.
Only the night before she attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.
Her publicist Nicole Chabot released the following statement to People magazine:
'Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a haematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation.
'Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A.
'She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot.
'Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications.'
The former world number one has been forced to take time away from playing tennis after undergoing surgery for a foot injury in July when she cut her foot on broken glass at Wimbledon.
However, she was aiming to return to the court after the extended break in time for the French Open in May.
She had been spotted in the medical centre several times over the past week but her condition took a dramatic turn on Monday.
She is currently ranked at number 12 in the world and has won 37 WTA titles.
Doctors are continuing to monitor her condition.