Wozniacki on life after Rory: 'I don't want to have my name stuck with him forever'
Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki hopes the US Open will further distance herself from former fiance Rory McIlroy: 'I'm my own person. I have my own career.'
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is not looking back.
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The recent broken engagement of sports power couple Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy, known to fans as Wozilroy, was a huge event that sent ripples through the golf and tennis worlds. But the former No. 1 player is hoping it won't be the defining event of her career.
"I don't want to have my name stuck with him forever," the Danish tennis player told the New York Times. "I'm my own person. I have my own career."
Wozniacki revealed to the NYT that she and McIlroy haven't talked since Rory broke up with her over the phone ("No, not really, no"). She's also given up anything relating to the PGA Tour altogether. "I don't follow his life and I don't really follow golf anymore." she said.
"She said, 'I could never hate him. He's been a big part of my life and even if I wanted to, I couldn't hate him,' " Williams told the NYT. "I was really influenced by that."
In the NYT profile, the 24-year-old comes across as level-headed and confident in who she is.
"I don't believe in holding onto someone who doesn't want to be with you," she told the NYT. "I definitely want someone who just wants you for who you are. I'm very upfront, I'm very honest and I'm very straightforward and I think some people get intimidated by that. I'm not saying Rory did . . . [pause] In general, a lot of people do, and if I'm in a relationship that's strong, I'm the person I am and that's exactly what you get."
Ultimately, though, Wozniacki, who says she's "happy being single right now," is more than ready to move on. Here she is getting the final word:
"It's important in relationships to talk," she said. "If there's a problem, you talk about it. That's normal. Obviously, I didn't have that chance. At the end of the day, I couldn't have done anything different. I couldn't have done anything more. I gave everything I had. And if that's not enough, that's fine. I'll find someone who will."