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Serena Williams glad to be back

Updated: June 13, 2011, 1:11 PM ET
Associated Press

EASTBOURNE, England -- A grateful Serena Williams realizes just how close she came to losing her tennis career because of blood clots in both lungs.

"A lot of people die from that because you don't recognize it," the 13-time Grand Slam champion said Monday, a day before returning to action at the Eastbourne International after nearly a year away from competition.

"They (the doctors) just said it could have gotten a lot more serious a day later or two days later. It could have possibly ...

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