Tuesday February 26, 2013
Wozniacki not ready to tie the knot with McIlroy
By ASHREENA PILLAI
KUALA LUMPUR: It looks like marriage is not on the cards yet for women’s tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki.
The world No. 10, who will be playing in her first BMW Malaysian Open at the Royal Selangor Golf and Country Club this week, has been dating world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy since 2011.
“I think that question will be for him,” said Wozniacki when asked if she planned to tie the knot with her Northern Irish beau.
“I’m just enjoying everything that’s happening right now and how things are. As for marriage ... I think we’re still young and have many years in front of us. Whatever is meant to be is meant to be, I guess.”
No subject was taboo for Wozniacki until the question of whether she would say ‘yes’ if Rory got down on one knee to propose was raised.
“See, we’re getting very personal right now ...” she said with a laugh.
With both of them being competitive athletes, it was only a matter of time before they engaged in a little friendly competition.
In fact, Wozniacki revealed that the duo have a cheeky bet going on to see who comes up tops in a game of tennis.
“He’ll probably kill me for saying this but, we played two games just to give it a test and I’m already 2-0 up,” she laughed, adding that Rory might want to start from scratch now. Wozniacki, who’s a big fan of Liverpool, also chipped in her two cents on their current form in the English Premier League.
She said that the Reds have been playing great football lately but were just a little unlucky in front of goal and even dubbed the Internet dance craze Harlem Shake as “stupid” and not her cup of tea although her boyfriend thought otherwise.
This is Wozniacki’s first visit to the country. The Dane admitted to hearing a lot of great things about the country and could not be more thrilled to experience something new playing in the capital.
“It’s not often that we get to play in new tournaments. It’s usually the same tournaments over and over again. So, it’s nice when you get to experience something new. I’ll definitely try to do my best and win the title. I guess we just have to see at the end of the week what happens,” said the 22-year-old former world No. 1.
Albeit she’s coming off a semi-final loss to Petra Kvitova at the Dubai meet last week, the Dane still oozes self-belief, although she has no plans to wrest back the No. 1 crown – just yet.
Wozniacki, who became world No. 1 in October 2010, reigned for 67 weeks.
“Obviously, I believe I can get back up there. I’ve been there before ... so it’s not like I don’t know how it is (to be world No. 1). But at the moment, that’s not my focus,” said Wozniacki.
“The girls who are number 1, 2 and 3 right now are quite a few points ahead but at the same time every year you need to defend points, every year you need to keep up all that great work so ...
“I feel I’ve had a very positive start to the year. I feel like I’m playing well and at the end of the year you never know what will happen. We still have three Grand Slams to go and loads of tournaments to go ... so you never know.”