A CT scan revealed several small clots had indeed settled in her lungs, and doctors administered blood-thinning medication.
"I always wanted to be a superhero and it's kind of my way of being a superhero", she said.
"So it is definitely a little functionality to it".
"I'm not going to play if I don't think [I can win]", she proclaims.
Williams, who identifies as "the most girlie out of all [five of her] sisters", also compared her body and how she's seen to her older sister and doubles partner, Venus Williams, who is leaner and taller than her.
"It's really fun", she said in reference to the fictional African nation which features in the Marvel comics and was the centrepiece of the "Black Panther" movie blockbuster.
Williams, the victor of an Open era record 23 Grand Slam titles, had arrived at Roland Garros with just four matches under her belt in 2018, the last of which was in Miami in March.
Meanwhile, Williams, 36, made headlines with her tennis in a 7-6, 6-4 win and for her outfit.
"I knew that after Pliskova's first game of serving, I said, 'OK, I have to serve really well today, ' " Williams said.
"Go Serena!" Williams said the suit was crucial for her health and well-being, claiming it prevented the return of blood clots which left her life in danger after she gave birth to daughterAlexis Olympia Ohanian in September.
Tuesday's match was the first at a major tournament for the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 16 months. She also addresses a comment she made in 2004 about wanting to be a smaller size.
So how much more hard is it for a mother than a father to play top level tennis?
"I feel like a warrior princess".
This time, she opted for a denim mini-skirt, knee-high black boots and a studded black blouse.
But fans and pundits on Twitter were struck by her all-black skin-tight jump suit with a red waistband sash, and Williams was more than happy to discuss the decision afterwards.
But all the same Williams was too strong, too good, simply too Serena for her world 70-ranked opponent. "I'm a super hands-on mom", Williams said.
Azarenka also has a child and says that coming back from pregnancy is different from coming back from a tennis injury.
Troiano added, "I keep hearing this, you know, 'She's just a woman, she's just a woman.' She's a combatant at that point". Wildwood police have released body camera footage of the controversial arrest on the beach over Memorial Day weekend.
Evans tells The New Yorker that she's pressing charges. "It was always my fault for not stopping him", she said. The public allegations against Weinstein helped prompt a broad public reckoning about sexual misconduct.
Police arrested the couple after finding an assault rifle and grenades during a raid on a housing complex where the couple lived. When he departed the Caracas airport earlier, Holt told The Associated Press that the ordeal had left him "exhausted".
Satellites captured stunning infrared images on Wednesday of the Kilauea volcano as it continued to spew lava and toxic gas. Lava from a fissure erupts on a residence in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii's Big Island, May 26, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii.
On Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued multiple flash flood warnings for areas across the state of Maryland. A State of Emergency has been declared in Ellicott City, Md . amid historic significant flooding Sunday in the city.
Alberto was more of a rainstorm than a wind threat, but the National Weather Service said at least one tornado had been confirmed. Tuesday, the National Weather Service instruments at Raleigh-Durham International Airport had recorded 0.86 inches of rain.
The most recent installment in the franchise - " Star Wars: The Last Jedi " - opened less than six months ago. However, the second anthology film falls far short of monetary expectations in its opening weekend.
That's not a healthy approach - as our bodies are built to consume food and water, he pointed out, we are also built to sleep . People in their late teens and 20s slept on average for seven hours a night during the week but 8.5 hours on days off.
Paul's status will loom large over Game 7, but it may not mean anything if the Warriors finally play up to their potential. With the possibility of playing this game without Chris Paul , Harden might need to explode for 40 points or more.
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Egypt will face Uruguay in their opening Group A game on June 15 before facing host nation Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Paul Ince has urged Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah to resist the temptation to move in the 2018 summer transfer window.
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And no matter what the past indicates, the Golden Knights and Capitals will be who ultimately decide their own future. First, the Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves got away with a cross-check on John Carlson that led to a 4-4 tying goal.
U.S. team enters North Korea to prepare for summit
"I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day", Trump tweeted . Allison Hooker, a Korea specialist on the National Security Council, is reportedly also part of the team.
Cyclone toll in Oman, Yemen rises to 11
A holiday destination, Salalah's empty beaches were strewn with debris and trash while churning waves inundated unprotected areas. Mekunu, one of the strongest to hit the Middle Eastern country, was recorded as being equivalent to a category 3 hurricane.