Rory McIlroy's former fiancée Caroline Wozniacki said her split from the golfer "came as a bit of a shock" as she spoke to the press about their break-up for the first time.
The 23-year-old tennis player bowed out of the French Open this week after playing her first match since the couple parted ways. Speaking at the press conference afterwards, she dispelled the notion that the split was mutual.
She also thanked those who have supported her and said that she now wants to "move on".
Caroline and Rory after the final round of a golf championship earlier this year
Golfer Rory issued a short statement announcing the couple’s split last week. They had been together since 2010, and he had proposed to Caroline in December 2013.
Rory, 25, is said to have called things off in a brief three-minute phone call to Caroline.
According to The Times' Neil Harman, Caroline had no idea their relationship was in trouble when Rory flew from their Monaco apartment to play at the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth, Surrey – he went on to win the competition.
Announcing the split last week, Rory 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 issued at the weekend made me realised that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails.
"I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great time we've had.
"I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting."