Heartbroken tennis ace pleads for privacy after slumping to a first-round loss at Paris
Paris: 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 No 1 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 yesterday.
It was 13th-seeded Wozniacki's earliest defeat in Paris since her debut in 2007.
McIlroy and Wozniacki met nearly three years ago in Munich at a boxing match between David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko.
After yesterday's match, Wozniacki pleaded for privacy but did admit recent events had left her shaken.
"I was not prepared for this, it all came as a bit of a shock," she admitted after first of all making a brief statement to reporters.
"I am happy to talk about my match but not my personal life. I hope you will understand that. I want to thank everyone for their support and sweet messages.
But what happens in my personal life I want to keep between me and my closest family. I have to move on from this."
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