Former tennis world no.1 Caroline Wozniacki had a rasping response to former fianceé Rory McIlroy's recent comments to Paul Kimmage about their relationship.
In the second of a typically insightful, two-part interview with Kimmage in the Irish Independent, McIlroy was naturally asked about his engagement to, and subsequent breakup with, Wozniacki, which for some reason became mainstream news back in 2013.
The Holywood man is now engaged again to a woman named Erica Stoll - a former PGA Tour employee - and explained to Kimmage how he enjoyed being with someone of a low profile relative to his own and, well, presumably that of a certain ex-fiancée.
"I found it refreshing being with someone who was living a normal life rather than, 'Oh! My jet is 30 minutes late!'" he told Kimmage.
Of his relationship with Wozniacki, he elaborated:
I thought at the time that being with someone that was in a similar position to you was the obvious answer. But it isn’t, because you can never get away from it. You can never detach yourself and try to come back to the real world. And that’s why I feel in such a good place now. I don’t feel Erica wants to change me in any way. I can be myself around her; there’s no bullshit, no acting, no show.
In a highly annoying but hardly surprising development, Wozniacki was subsequently asked about McIlroy's comments ahead of her third round Australian Open tie (WHY? WHY WOULD YOU ASK HER THIS?)
Wozniacki faces Sydney-born Brit Johanna Konta (who incidentally represented Australia until 2012. Ah, remember sport?) tomorrow morning, at 02:45 Irish time.
Initially, it seemed the Danish tennis icon was going to knock the entire thing on its head, as she told reporters:
I saw (those comments) alright, but I do not really have anything to say.
The current world no.20 did, however, have something to say.
Was I surprised? Yes.
It’s a little dead by now. It’s three years ago, so I don’t understand why he keeps bringing it up. I don’t think there is any reason to.
He looks like he is a good place in his life, so surely he must move on.
Gah, so close to saying nothing!
It would appear that, through no fault of his own, Paul Kimmage has won McIlroy and Wozniacki's breakup.
Thank God it's Friday.