Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki split: reports

Yahoo!7 October 14, 2013, 1:58 pm

The sporting world has been shocked by rumours that glamour couple Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have parted ways, ending their two-year relationship.

Women’s tennis star Wozniacki is said to be “absolutely devastated” after McIlroy called it quits, reports The Belfast Telegraph.

For over two years the couple have appeared happy together in public, attending each other's tournaments and never shying away from the media. But recently, the loved up photos posted online have become few and far between.

However, reports say that too much exposure on social media may have been the final straw when a cheeky snap taken by Wozniacki of the Northern Irish young gun sleeping was shared on Twitter. In the post Wozniacki also poked fun at McIlroy.

Many weren't too impressed with the Dane's sense of humour.

"Am sure Rory will be thrilled with this one.." said one Twitter user.

"I suspect someone will not be too happy with you Caroline!" said another tweeter.

Even tennis champion Serena Williams gave her two cents.

"Omg Caro u are soooo mean!!!! Love it!!" she said.

That picture, to date the last post by Wozniacki featuring McIlroy, is believed to be what led to the couple splitting.

The image which reportedly caused the break-up. Photo: Twitter

Since getting together both athletes have experienced a slide in form.

Wozniacki and McIlroy were once world number one players in tennis and golf respectively, but Wozniacki currently sits at no.8 while McIlroy, who once knocked off Tiger Woods from the top spot, is now ranked sixth in the world.

McIlroy in particular has had a tumultuous few years, signing to Nike in a record sponsorship deal and parting ways with two management companies before starting his own sports management group, Rory McIlroy Incorporated.

The couple would frequently use social media to share happy snaps. Photo: Twitter

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  1. Jeff10:52am Tuesday 15th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    he's is overrrated over paid and the chickens have come home to roost..makes you wonder what ning nong on Nike agreed such a rediculous contract..the guy has no looks no charisma and now can't hit a golf ball properly..and sh is a very ordinary tennis player once the big guns get going..why is anyone shocked..I don't think so

  2. Areel08:17am Tuesday 15th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Why fight the truth ? Kindest regards Areel

  3. James101:56am Tuesday 15th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    WOW! She prettier than I remember her being. I'd be happy to let her take my picture and post it!

  4. Fairsky01:29am Tuesday 15th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Feng Shue...his back is to the window...morons

  5. Voices In Your Head11:50pm Monday 14th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    His slump should be over for sure now.

  6. TDK11:43pm Monday 14th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Good, she's not even hot.

  7. 11:41pm Monday 14th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The pic couldn't have caused the break-up. Obviously he's posing, otherwise, who sleeps shirtless with their glasses on. Not too many, I suspect. Their career downward spirals, and media blaming their relationship for it, I'm sure played a bigger role than this photo.

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  8. John11:24pm Monday 14th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If you believe that it was the photo in the tweet which caused him to call it quits, then you're dumber than she is. First, it's not a bad photo. In fact, he looks better in the photo than in person. By that logic are you telling me that when Russell Brand tweeted a photo of his then wife, Katy Perry when she was still asleep and without make-up caused them to divorce. What a bunch of bull. Just admit you weren't ready or willing to commit to the relationship, because blaming the tweet makes it seem like he's a 3 year old mad at mommy for taking a photo whlle baby was dozing off. Get real!!!!!!!!!!.

  9. jacob fry10:24pm Monday 14th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Tell Caroline not to be too devastated. His loss. She seems to have a great sense of humor to go along with her external beauty. I just hope that she learns that some men are just not right.

  10. Originalist09:53pm Monday 14th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Good for her! She can do much better and he is a twit! And he has a big mouth!