Caroline Wozniacki, the Danish tennis player, has spoken of her pain after her fiance, golfer Rory McIlroy, cancelled their wedding just days after they sent out the invitations. Miss Wozniacki, 23, said on Twitter: “It's a hard time for me right now. Thanks for all the sweet messages!”
The Liverpool football supporter, who lives in Monaco, added: “Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I'll never walk alone” in a reference to the club’s anthem, You’ll never walk alone.
Tennis player Serena Williams, the world number one, then sent her support to Miss Wozniacki, tweeting: "I'll always walk with you.#friendsforever."
Meanwhile, Chris Evert, the former world number one tennis player, said she was not suprised by the couple's separation.
Evert, the 18-time grand slam winner, was engaged to fellow American tennis champion Jimmy Connors in 1974, the year both won the Wimbledon title. They also cancelled their wedding.
McIlroy, 25, issued a statement on Wednesday ending his relationship with Wozniacki.
He said: “There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people. The problem is mine.
"The wedding invitations made me realise that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails. I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had.”
Evert, who was 19 when engaged to Connors, said: "It doesn't surprise me.
"I look back at Jimmy and I. To look at two players that are in the prime of their career and are striving to be No. 1, [you] don't see each other the Telegraph reports.