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Caroline Wozniacki says Rory McIlroy ended engagement with 10-minute phone call

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Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy at the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 28, 2012 in New York City.

If he wasn't ready for marriage, couldn't Rory McIlroy have told Caroline Wozniacki that in person?

Wozniacki was so shocked about her break-up with McIlroy in May that when the dreaded phone call came from the world’s top golfer, she said she thought the first five minutes of their 10-minute conversation was a joke.

”I was shocked, I thought at least I would get a face-to-face or something but there was nothing,” Wozniacki said, appearing on In Depth with Graham Bensinger. “It was just a phone call and then I did not hear from him again."

Wozniacki, who played runner-up to Serena Williams in this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament, told The Independent her side of the story months after the pair broke off their engagement.


At the time of the break-up, McIlroy said the split was “mutual and amicable.”

Evidently not.

The engagement ended in what Wozniacki says was a 10-minute phone call. What’s not looking so great for McIlroy in the chivalry department is that Wozniacki said she and McIlroy had seen each other earlier that day.

(PHOTO GALLERY: Around the World With Rory and Caroline)

On the plus side, Wozniacki seems to be adjusting well to single life, hanging out with pal Serena Williams and playing better than she has when they were together. That goes for McIlroy too.


Chris Evert, women’s tennis legend and ESPN commentator, told USA Today that Wozniacki’s rebound is “reaping so many benefits for her.”


“It’s almost like it released something in her. She’s playing with more fearlessness and with more boldness,” Evert said. “She is so comfortable in her own skin.”


Now that she’s moved on, Wozniacki can be comfortable in her own shoes, too.


“I would like a taller guy so I can wear my heels,” she joked.

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