Caroline Wozniacki Having a ‘Hard Time’ After Split from Rory McIlroy

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy (inset)

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updated 05/23/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 05/23/2014 AT 8:15 AM ET

Her engagement is over, but she’ll never walk alone.

That was Caroline Wozniacki’s message to fans on Twitter following her heartbreaking split from golfer Rory McIlroy.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” is the anthem of Liverpool, her favorite soccer team – and the Danish tennis star invoked those words in thanking fans for their support this week.

“It’s a hard time for me right now,” she wrote. “Thanks for all the sweet messages! Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I’ll never walk alone.”

One of those fans, fellow tennis star Serena Williams, Tweeted back, “I’ll always walk with you.”

Meanwhile, McIlroy, 25, the champion North Irish golfer, held back tears at a PGA event southwest of London, telling the press that he was struggling but never considered backing out of the tournament.

“Look, I’m no different than anyone else,” he said, according to the Irish Independent. “Everyone has been through break-ups, and it obviously has been very, very difficult.”

“There’s no good time to sort of end a relationship, I guess. I made a commitment to be here at the European Tour’s flagship event once I gave my word that I would play, I wasn’t going to back out on it.”


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