Caroline Wozniacki Should Use Humor to Defuse Rory McIlroy Breakup Talk

Apr 10, 2013; Augusta, GA, USA; Rory McIlroy (left) stands with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki (right) on the 4th hole during the Par 3 Contest before the 2013 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2013

At some point, Caroline Wozniacki just needs to give up on setting the record straight about her very public relationship with Rory McIlroy. It's not going to do her any good to seriously combat rumors of the couple's demise because new rumors will always arise. 

The latest turn in the couple nicknamed "Wozzilroy" had the former world's No. 1 female tennis player issuing a statement that I can't read to Ekstra Bladet. Chris Chase of USA Today offered up a translation of the statement:

I’m so tired of the rumors. They occur every time Rory and I are apart a few days or do not write on Twitter. There is nothing in it, and from now on I just think that I will keep my private life private. It is so annoying that the media and the so-called sources constantly spread the rumors. They write just what they want.

...All is well [with the relationship], and then there’s not much more to say about it. I just want to be allowed to live my life off the court without all the speculation.

The 23-year-old was forced to issue this denial after the Irish Independent reported the couple was in splitsville. Niamh Horan penned the story and cited information gained from "friends" of McIlroy

Horan reported that it was the young golfer who initiated the split and that this tweet by Wozniacki was one of the final straws: 

I have no idea if Horan's report has any merit, and honestly, I don't care to speculate about it. I have a hard enough time speculating about my own relationships, let alone those of others. 

However, I would like to offer up some advice to Wozniacki that I am sure she will never read. She should try and have some fun with this. After all, having fun with things appears to be one of her natural talents. 

In this case, Wozniacki has to realize that the speculation isn't going to end. She is in a very public relationship and there is money to be made in reports of the couple's standing. Her combating reports in a factual matter isn't going to stop them. 

She is just going to have to learn to live with this kind of speculation. 

EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND - JUNE 20:  Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki leave the practice court during day six of the AEGON International tennis tournament at Devonshire Park on June 20, 2013 in Eastbourne, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Ima
Jan Kruger/Getty Images

So when presented with questions about the couple's standing, why address them seriously? 

Given the above situation, Wozniacki could have said something like, "I realize my tweets have caused personal hardship, but I can't stop. I have a tweeting addiction, and I've enrolled in Twitter Anonymous to help combat this dreadful disease. I have done so with understanding from my tormented boyfriend." 

Or she could say anything that tickled her fancy. And if pressed about the legitimacy of her comments, she could simply say, "My responses reflect the seriousness with which the question deserves." Or she could nothing at all, or anything else. The point is, her response is going to do very little to change the speculation her relationship receives. 

The intrusions and speculation into Wozniacki relationship with McIlroy are not going to end anytime soon. It will only be an exercise in frustration for Wozniacki to try and squash these rumors. She should try and come to peace with that and have some fun with it in the process. 

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