Wozniacki interview ends abruptly after question about McIlroy’s ankle

Caroline Wozniacki took a shot at Wimbledon's scheduling and ended her interview after a question about Rory McIlroy's ankle injury.


Caroline Wozniacki didn’t have much to say about former fiance Rory McIlroy injuring his ankle the week before the British Open.

After losing in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday, the Dane was asked if she had any message for McIlroy, who tore an ankle ligament playing soccer with friends. McIlroy ended their relationship last year.

The moderator then quickly broke in, saying: "We’ll stick to tennis questions."

And with that, the news conference was over.

The question came right after another that led Wozniacki to criticize Wimbledon’s scheduling policies for favoring men’s matches on the bigger courts, as you can see in this transcript snippet:

Q: Would you rather play on a bigger court and later?

WOZNIACKI: Yeah, I would love to play on a big court. I think that’s what it’s all about. You work hard and practice to play on the big courts.


The women haven’t really gotten the opportunity here to play on the big courts. You only get one women’s match on Court 1 and Centre Court. Most of last week it was only one women’s match on Court 2 as well.

It’s definitely different. I think a lot of us women feel like we deserve to play on the big courts in front of a big crowd as well.

Wozniacki lost 6-4, 6-4 to Garbine Muguruza.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.