Although Williams declared her decision to "grow" from tennis in a Vogue piece, she has gotten standing ovations at the Canadian Open.

After a Queen Latifah-narrated video highlighting her accomplishments, Williams was introduced as the "Best Of All Time" amid huge ovation.

Williams thanked the crowd and credited them with helping her win.

 Kovinic stated it was "maybe once in a century to play versus Serena.

After Williams' Vogue revelation, Monday night tickets were popular.

 Even her practice run before the match brought thousands of fans behind a mesh fence.

 Stubbs told ABC before the match that Williams was apprehensive but still prepared with her customary tenacity.

 Williams is delighted to continue in singles.

 Williams: "At this point, everything's a plus."

 "Every opponent is tough. Summertime. Next is harder." I'm glad I finished this. I'm not even considering it. I'm thinking about now. I like living in the now.