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Caroline Wozniacki on that break-up: 'I thought at least I would get a face-to-face but all I got was a phonecall'

Tennis star reveals she's now looking forward to dating in heels

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Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has said she was 'shocked' when her ex-fiancé Rory McIlroy broke up with her over the telephone.

The 24-year-old, who got to second place in the U.S Open this week, reveals that she has now moved on since the break-up, and is in a better place.

At the time of their break-up, McIroy described it as "mutual and amicable".

But now Ms Wozniacki has revealed McIlroy broke up with her during a ten-minute call. They had seen each other earlier that day.

"I was shocked, I thought at least I would get a face-to-face or something but there was nothing. It was just a phone call and then I did not hear from him again."

"It kind of just ended and I don't think you expect yourself to be in a situation like that. You can't prepare yourself."

Caroline Wozniacki celebrates defeating Sara Errani in the US Open women's quarter-final. Photo: Reuters
Caroline Wozniacki celebrates defeating Sara Errani in the US Open women's quarter-final. Photo: Reuters

Wozniacki was so stunned by the break-up that she thought the first five minutes of the call were a joke.

"I think I was in just a bit of a shock phase for a while," she told In Depth With Graham Bensinger on Yahoo! News.

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki on Miami Beach on May 31 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki on Miami Beach on May 31 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)

However, she says her holiday in Miami with Serena Williams soon after the break-up helped her to recharge.

"I felt refreshed and I felt a new self."

"You know what? "It kind of just ended and I don't think you expect yourself to be in a situation like that. It's taught me a lot. I definitely learned a lot about myself, about relationships."

"I'm definitely on the other side now... I've moved on."

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (L) works as the caddie for her boyfriend, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark attend the US Golf Writers Dinner on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is seen wearing her engagement ring from Rory McIlroy as she speaks to media during day two of the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
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)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki attend the Dubai Duty Free Race Day at Newbury Racecourse on April 20, 2012 in Newbury, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki at a friend’s wedding
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are sighted at the Sony Tennis Open 2013 at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 19, 2013 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Uri Schanker/FilmMagic)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki arrives at Sony Open Player Party 2013 at JW Marriott Marquis on March 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy attend the 2012 US Open party hosted by Poland's Consul General at Beaux Arts De Lamar Mansion on August 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)
Chatting casually as Rory plays.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki during day one of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.
Rory McIlroy with his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at an Ulster rugby match at Ravenhill.
Rory McIlroy with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: Getty Images
Golfer Rory McIlroy with former girlfriend and world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.
Rory and Caroline visit Sydney together. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
The couple enjoying heights in Australia. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
Caroline does her best 'Rory' impression. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
Eating breakfast in New York, the Twitter photo that confirmed their relationship was still on during the summer. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
Caroline Wozniacki Party - Copenhagen...Rory McIlroy in Denmark to support Caroline Wozniacki at her home tournament, the e-Boks Open. Caroline Wozniacki and her family hosted a party at Zen nightclub in Copenhagen, Monday April 9th, 2012. Rory and Caroline arrive at Zen. PHOTOGRAPHER ANTHON UNGER / POLFOTO...E
When questioned about marriage plans Caroline once said: 'I think that question will be for him to answer.'
Rory McIlroy stands with his caddie, and girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: Getty Images
Rory McIlroy with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki has revealed that she has received flattering Tweets from wishful suitors.

She revealed: "I look for someone who's honest. That's the more important thing. Who's fun to be around, who doesn't take themselves too seriously. I would like a taller guy so I can wear my heels."

Wozniacki has a "long list" of wishful attributes that her ideal guy would possess, she joked.

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