Serena Williams takes the court for the first match of her last U.S. Open

Serena Williams takes to the court Monday night for what is expected 

 It's the venue where Williams plans her first U.S. victory in 1999

that includes 23 Grand Slam singles titles to retire from tennis.

Her early history spent with her sister Venus in Compton, Calif.

the leadership of 'King Richard', she became part of her legend and paved the way 

Mann said. "And she got more people of color noticed in the stands."

Williams was told by her fellow athletes and fans that Time magazine received compliments