Danish tennis star and the Brisbane International’s eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki has denied she and world No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy are engaged.
Sport’s first couple sent tongues wagging on Friday when they arrived in Brisbane with Wozniacki sporting a sparkling new ring on her wedding finger.
She admitted it was a Christmas present from the Northern Irishman but it wasn’t designed to revive continued speculation the pair, who have just bought a Florida mansion together, were set to tie the knot.
“It’s not an engagement ring,” Wozniacki told AAP on Saturday.
“Those rumours once again I’ll have to shut down and say we’re not engaged … not yet anyway.”
Possessing a quirky sense of humour which saw her in hot water this month for imitating good friend Serena Williams, the former world No.1 denied she wore McIlroy’s gift on her left ring finger as a prank.
“It’s just a nice ring and I got it for Christmas and I liked it and it fits on that finger so that’s why I wore it,” the 22-year-old said after waking to headlines of `Is Caroline engaged to Rory?’.
“I just laugh about (the reaction). It’s just funny to see. If we’re engaged there will be no doubt about it.”
Wozniacki starts her Australian Open campaign at the Brisbane International with a first-round match against a qualifier but is drawn to meet top-seed Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals.