Wozniacki's broken heart faces dissection at Roland Garros

Mon May 26, 2014 6:46am EDT
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By Robert Woodward

PARIS (Reuters) - If having a broken heart was a viable excuse for withdrawing from a grand slam tournament, Caroline Wozniacki might be tempted to use it.

The Dane's life has been turned upside down since golfer Rory McIlroy, like Wozniacki a former world No.1 in his sport, suddenly broke off their engagement last week.

The two had been heading for the altar after McIlroy proposed at New Year in Sydney, but the Northern Irishman said he got cold feet while sorting out the wedding invitations.

McIlroy appeared distraught at the split but recovered sufficiently over four rounds at Wentworth to win the BMW PGA Championship title on Sunday.

"Somebody asked me how I feel and the truth is I don't exactly know. I mean, I'm thrilled I've won obviously but it's been a weird week," said the 25-year-old.

"When I got inside the ropes this week I used it like a release. I was on my own and doing what I do best, and that sort of gave me five hours of serenity."

Doing what she does best may give Wozniacki some peace when she starts her opening match at Roland Garros against Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Tuesday.

But then, win or lose, that serenity will surely be shattered when the 13th seed has to satisfy the media's desire to dissect why her love lies bleeding.   Continued...

Mar 26, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Caroline Wozniacki reacts against Li Na (not pictured) on day ten of the Sony Open at Crandon Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports