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Injury made me depressed, says Serena

Serena Williams says she’s “at the end of (her) rope” after several physical setbacks that have kept her off the court since July.

sports Updated: Mar 22, 2011 22:46 IST

Serena Williams says she’s “at the end of (her) rope” after several physical setbacks that have kept her off the court since July.

In an interview published in Wednesday’s edition of USA Today, Williams says it has been a “tough year.”

Shortly after her fourth Wimbledon title, Williams cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant, resulting in a pair of surgeries. Then last month, she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was hospitalised to remove a grapefruit-sized haemotoma from her stomach. The 29-year-old says she was “definitely depressed” after the second foot surgery: “I cried all the time. I was miserable to be around.”

The former No. 1 player in the world insists she’s determined to return to the dominant form that led her to 13 Grand Slam singles titles.