For Caroline Wozniacki, it has been a rough week, and to top it all off, she was eliminated in the first round of the French Open by Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.
Last week, there was a bombshell announcement from golf champion McIlroy in which he explained that he wasn’t ready for the commitment of marriage. He left a shocked Wozniacki, who days later took to Twitter to thank fans for their words of support.
It’s a hard time for me right now.Thanks for all the sweet messages!Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I’ll never walk alone
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) May 22, 2014
On Tuesday, Caroline Wozniacki’s bid to make it into the second round of the Roland Garros tournament came to an end, when she lost to Wickmayer 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2. This is the only time she has lost in the first round since she first appeared on the French clay court in 2007.
Prior to making her comments about the match, Wozniacki had a statement for reporters, many of whom were probably hoping to ask details about her break-up with McIlroy:
“I don’t really want to talk about my personal life. I hope that you all can understand that,” she said putting her left hand to her chest. “The only thing I really have to say is that, you know, (I want to) thank everybody for their support and sweet messages.”
Shrugging her shoulders, she said: “What happens in my personal life, I just want to really keep that between my closest people around me. You know, I just have to move on.”
Woznicki, who is known for her positive outlook, was apparently greatly affected by her break-up from her longtime boyfriend, who was close to tears when he made the surprise announcement, after apparently having second thoughts following the mailing of wedding invites.
However, McIlroy’s nerves were stronger than those of Caroline Wozniacki, and he won a golf tournament in England over the weekend.
When reporters asked Wickmayer if she thought her victory had anything to do with Wozniacki’s personal problems, the Belgian player said:
“We all live difficult times with the boyfriend or when somebody dies or when you have personal issues. We all have our personal issues. Everybody is aware of it, because they’re a famous couple. But there are other players who have very personal problems, I think she’s strong. She’s going to recover.”
Caroline Wozniacki has been trying to make the best of it, hanging out with good friends including Serena Williams and watching another of her favorite sports, soccer.
[Image via Downthelinestennis.com]