It has come to light that Rory McIlroy broke up by phone with his fiancee, Caroline Wozniacki, after the wedding invitations had already been sent out, because he realized he wasn’t “ready for marriage.”
This was not only a massive shock for Wozniacki, but it was also a huge embarrassment; it happened not long before her tennis match against Denmark’s No. 13 seed in the French Open.
Her agent, John Tobias, recommended that she call off the match but, despite the storm in her personal life, she wanted to play: “I always wanted to play here. You need to just keep going and keep moving forward. You know this is what I do and is my profession,” she said.
Regarding the break up, not to mention the fact that it was done on the phone and not even in person, Wozniacki said: “You’re not prepared for something like this, and it came as a bit of a shock. I just tried to prepare the best that I could and really tried to focus on my match and on what I had to do out there.”
McIlroy certainly saw the golf course as an escape as he won the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, in Virginia Water, England, on Sunday.
Following his victory at the European Tour’s BWM PGA Championship in England, Rory McIlroy told reporters: “When I was inside the ropes, it was a little bit of a release. I was on my own, doing what I do best, and it gave me four or five hours of serenity or sanctuary, whatever you call it.”
In terms of Wozniacki’s form, recent injuries to her wrist and knee have stopped her from playing a full schedule so far this year: “I felt a little bit rusty out there, and it wasn’t really a pretty match, but, you know, I tried,” she said.
Following the break up news, Wozniacki released a statement saying she didn’t really want to talk about it:
“I don’t really want to talk about my personal life. I hope that you all can understand that. The only thing I really have to say is that, you know, thank everybody for their support and sweet messages. That’s really nice,” she said.