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.