Lindsey Vonn talks Tiger Woods, friendship with Caroline Wozniacki
Lindsey Vonn and Caroline Wozniacki have a lot in common — both are high-profile, incredibly successful female athletes — so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the two superstars of sport have struck up a friendship. And while neither would likely admit to it, the fact that both have had longtime romantic relationships with two of professional golf’s biggest names end suddenly arguably has strengthened their developing bond ever further.
Vonn of course recently split from longtime boyfriend Tiger Woods. While both Woods and Vonn insisted that it was a mutually agreed-upon breakup due to the fact both of them were too busy with their respective careers, rumors that surfaced last week about Woods allegedly having an affair with Amanda Boyd, the then-wife of fellow PGA Tour star Amanda Dufner, added fuel to the speculative fire that the golfer had returned to his philandering ways.
Wozniacki, meanwhile, saw her relationship with Rory McIlroy come to a stupefyingly abrupt halt when the golfer allegedly dumped her during a brief phone call in May of last year … only days after the two sent out invitations to their impending nuptials.
Vonn was on-hand in London on Monday to cheer on both Wozniacki and her other tennis-playing pal, Roger Federer during their matches at Wimbledon. Vonn discussed how she and Wozniacki started to become fast friends, citing how the two met while cheering on their respective boyfriends on the PGA Tour.
“I met her before on the golf tour,” Vonn told USA TODAY Sports. “We text a lot. This is the first time that I’ve actually been able to watch her because I haven’t been at any tournaments since I got injured. Females in sports, we have a lot in common. It’s nice to have a friend that understands the difficulties of being in the spotlight and training hard and competing.”
Not surprisingly, Vonn was also asked about her recent breakup with Woods and how she’s been dealing with the split.
“I’m doing really well. I’m feeling good,” she said. “I have a good support system around me and we ended on good terms. It just didn’t work. That happens: Two adults, sometimes, it just doesn’t work. But yes, we do (keep in touch).”
Vonn has kept the reasons behind her split from Woods close to the vest, but does comment upon the surprising breakup whenever asked.
Wozniacki, meanwhile, was inexplicably asked about how former beau McIlroy suffered a serious ankle injury over the weekend during a post-match presser, something that caused the media session to come to a screeching halt.
AWKWARD – Caroline Wozniacki asked about ex-fiancée Rory Mcllroy's injury #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/9APPdRFidC
— PuntersLounge Tennis (@PLTennisTips) July 7, 2015
It’s been a rough go of it for Wozniacki’s dealings with the press during Wimbledon. Only making the most recent incident worse is the inappropriate inquiry came after Wozniacki lost a match to Garbine Mugurza in the fourth round. Awkward.
[New York Post, top image via Caroline Wozniacki/Twitter]