Caroline Wozniacki revealed that it took just a three-minute phone call for fiance Rory McIlroy to end their relationship, though she thought he was joking.
Breaking the news to her over the phone, McIlroy called off his engagement to Wozniacki in what has been reported a three-minute phone conversation.
Caught offguard, Wozniacki, 23, initially thought her fiance was joking but statements from both parties reveal the split is very real.
“Obviously it’s always you know, you’re not prepared for something like this, and [it] came [as] a bit as a shock,” said Wozniacki at a press conference.
Wozniacki’s statement came a day after McIlroy won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Surrey.
According to the Times, when McIlroy flew from the apartment they shared in Monaco to play in Surrey, Wozniacki had no idea her fiance was experiencing cold feet.
A day later their wedding was cancelled in record time.
Not wanting to answer any questions about her private life, the tennis star issued a statement to the thank everyone for their “sweet messages”.
She also said: "You know, what happens in my personal life, I just want to really keep that between my closest people around me. You know, I just have to move on."
In a statement from McIlroy, the 25-year-old said the problem was all his.
“The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn't ready.”
But sending his best to Wozniacki he said: “I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had. Everyone has been through break-ups and it's obviously very, very difficult.''
Subsequently the tennis player was dumped out of the French Open in the first round.
She lost her match 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 to Belgian player Yanina Wickmayer.
Wozniacki had not lost in the first round of the French Open since her debut in 2007 and was ranked 14th in the tournament.
The couple announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve and were due to be wed in November.