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Tennis: Heartbroken Wozniacki 'shocked' by McIlroy split

Published on May 28, 2014 6:45 AM
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki returns the ball to Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer during their French tennis Open first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Heartbroken Caroline Wozniacki admitted her split with star golfer Rory McIlroy had come as a shock but vowed to move on with her life.

The 23-year-old Dane’s three-year relationship with the Northern Irishman ended last week after McIlroy got cold feet over their future while sending out wedding invitations.

The break-up did not have an immediate impact on his form as he swept to victory at the European Tour’s PGA Championship at Wentworth at the weekend.

But it was a different story for former world number one Wozniacki who slipped to a 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-2 French Open defeat to Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer on a chilly Court Two on Tuesday It was 13th-seeded Wozniacki’s earliest defeat in Paris since her debut in 2007.

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