Sunday 23 July 2017

Caroline Wozniacki is 'thankful' ex Rory McIlroy called off their wedding

Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki
Golfer Rory McIIroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talks to his fiance Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, after coming joint second after the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Caroline Wozniacki attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki said she's "thankful" her ex Rory McIlroy called off their wedding.

The couple famously split in 2014 days after their wedding invitations were sent - in what was rumoured to be a seven minute phone call - and while Caroline previously said she "devastated" after, she now says she's come out the other end better for it.

"I think I'm just a different person. Obviously it was hard at the time, but it was a great experience to go through and come out the other end of," she told OK! Magazine.

"I wouldn't have wanted it any other way."

Golfer Rory McIIroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki
Golfer Rory McIIroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki

The Danish athlete added she's "very thankful" for their break-up, adding she 'wouldn't be where I am now' if not for the experience.

McIlroy has since moved on with PGA employee Erica Stoll, who he is due to wed on New Year's Eve, but Caroline said she is in no rush to find love and is instead focusing all her energy on her career.

"I'm so focused on my training but I don't mind because I love what I do and when the right guy comes along I'll give it a shot. When it feels right I'll make the time for it," she added.

Since their infamous break-up, Wozniacki has become a red carpet regular attending the Met Gala and counting herself a new recruit into Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's inner circle and landing her second spread in Sports Illustrated.

Caroline Wozniacki attends the
Caroline Wozniacki attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the Northern Irish golfer recently hit Dublin for an early 'stag' party where he celebrated his pending nuptials with friends and family.

Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

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