Serena's hitting partner clarifies foot cutting
Serena Williams’ longtime hitting partner and friend Sasha Bijan tells the Serbian newspaper Vecernje Novosti that on the night she cut both of her feet in a Munich restaurant, she had just had a pedicure and was wearing slippers, when a waiter dropped a glass on her feet. "It was the most blood in my life have I seen, even in films by Quentin Tarantino," Bijan said.
Serena later had foot surgery and was out for nearly a year, returning the week before 2011 Wimbledon at Eastbourne. Last week, Williams showed the scars on her feet to a small group of U.S. reporters. She has long scars on the top of her surgically-repaired right foot, and also has a scar on the bottom of her left foot.
Bijan also said that when Serena suffered a pulmonary embolism in February that the situation almost go tout of control.
"She suddenly started to vomit blood through her mouth. It was a disaster. We were all in a panic, but we were calm enough to take her to the hospital. In those moments, no one knew what was happening, it was chaos."
Yesterday, Serena Williams said she fell off of a bicycle last October near her home in Florida, prior to having a second surgery on her injured foot. She said that the injury she sustained on what she described as a pink beach cruiser wasn't serious, but was embarrassing.
"It was a disaster," she laughingly told reporters after her 6-3, 6-2 win over Maria Kirilenko in the third round of Wimbledon. "I was riding in my community and I wasn't obeying local traffic laws. I was going too fast and then I just couldn't control the speed and I fell. It was horrible. It was actually really funny because everyone was laughing at me. I had like this horrible scar. The ambulance just so happened to be driving by. I was just like, 'Oh, my God.' They came over, 'Are you okay?' I have a scar on my shoulder that won't go away. I had a scar on my face, but that went away."