After the tennis legend announced her engagement to 33-year-old Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last week, fans' knee-jerk reaction was to expect the seemingly obligatory engagement ring photo that has become the norm from celebrities nowadays.
"I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome," Williams wrote from her verified Reddit account. "To escort me to my very own 'charming.' Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At the same table we first met by chance."
"But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes," she continued.
Ohanian also announced their engagement on Facebook along with an animated image of himself proposing to Williams. "She said yes," he simply wrote.
The couple have kept their relationship very low key and only recently posed for a photo together, which Williams posted to social media.