Copenhagen, Denmark (4E Sports) – Tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki has denied a newspaper report that she and former world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy have broken up.
The Irish Independent recently reported that Wozniacki and McIlroy broke up because of a picture the tennis star posted to Twitter last month that shows the golfer in an unflattering sleeping pose.
The newspaper quoted an unnamed source, who said that McIlroy was “very upset by the picture”.
However, Wozniacki denied the rumors during an interview with Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
“I’m so tired of the rumors. They occur every time Rory and I are apart a few days or do not write on Twitter. There is nothing in it, and from now on I just think that I will keep my private life private,” Wozniacki said.
“It is so annoying that the media and the so-called sources constantly spread the rumors. They write just what they want,” she added.
Wozniacki emphasized that all is well with her relationship with McIlroy, saying there’s not much more to say about it.
“I just want to be allowed to live my life off the court without all the speculation,” she added.
Earlier, nine-time major champion Gary Player said McIlroy’s high-profile relationship with Wozniacki prevents him from reaching his full potential.
Player said that McIlroy’s commitment to traveling regularly to see Wozniacki play has deprived him time to practice enough. He added that McIlroy needs a partner who is dedicated only to aiding his career.