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Serena Williams Says Engagement to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian 'Feels Good'

by Desiree Murphy 12:42 PM PST, January 17, 2017
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Serena Williams is looking forward to saying "I do!"

Nearly three weeks after the 35-year-old tennis pro announced she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Williams opened up about wedding planning for the first time during a press conference following her first round victory at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.

WATCH: Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian!

When asked if she feels "changed" since Ohanian's proposal, Williams simply said, "It feels good."

"I really haven't thought about it too much, because I wasn't even really gonna think about it until after the tournament," she explained. "So, I just keep saying, 'February, I'll start looking at the bigger picture of my life.'"

"But right now," she continued, "I'm just so focused that this is all I can think about."

Focused indeed! Williams is on her way to potentially winning a seventh title at the Australian Open after beating Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3 during day two of the tournament at Rod Laver Arena.

"I didn't come here to lose in the first round, or the second round, or at all," Williams said in her pretournament press conference. "If I can play the way I've been practicing, it will be fine."

Next up, she'll face Lucie Safarova in the second round, who saved nine match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1 win over Yanina Wickmayer. The athletes last matched up at the 2015 French Open, which Williams won in three sets.

WATCH: Serena Williams Gives Fans the First Look at Her Engagement Ring From Alexis Ohanian

Earlier this month, Williams finally gave fans a peek at her massive diamond sparkler from Ohanian after teasing them with a fake taco engagement ring via social media.

See the sweet snap in the video below!

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