Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki Kiss in Front of Yale Football Team (Picture)

The athlete power couple of Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki has come a long way since the first time they were spotted together last month. The only difference is unlike last time where they tried to kiss discreetly, this time they did it in front of the entire Yale football team:

Wozniacki confirmed the two were dating earlier this month and McIlroy acknowledged that Woz is his girlfriend. They’ve become pretty inseparable the last month with McIlroy traveling to support her at various tennis tournaments including this week’s New Haven Open. The good luck kiss helped her win her fourth straight win at the New Haven Open.

Picture Credit: New Haven Open, via Richard Deitsch

Caroline Wozniacki Confirms She and Rory McIlroy Are Dating

Last month we showed you pictures of women’s No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and golfer Rory McIlroy kissing after The Open Championship. That same day McIlroy’s management team informed the press that the young golfer had broken up with longtime girlfriend Holly Sweeney. Although the two have continued to flirt over twitter the past few weeks, nothing was ever made official.

Until now.

Wozniacki was a guest on SportsCenter and was asked by Michelle Bonner if the two of them are “an item.” Wozniacki grinned sheepishly before providing her best response. “Well I’ll definitely improve my golf swing for the next couple of months, that’s for sure,” Wozniacki cautiously said.

Asked about the two helping each other to improve in the other’s sport, Wozniacki said it was mutually beneficial. “Yeah, his backhand needs some improvement. His forehand is doing pretty well,” she said of Rory’s tennis game. “I could use some help with my golf game, so why not help each other out a little bit?”

Wozniacki had a wide grin as she answered all the questions, so you could tell she enjoyed thinking of McIlroy. They may not be the most powerful couple in sports, but there certainly are very few duos that are as athletically talented as they are. I’ll give them a year.

Rory McIlroy Now with Caroline Wozniacki After Breaking Up with Holly Sweeney?

Mere weeks after Rory McIlroy raved about his longtime girlfriend Holly Sweeney who helped keep him grounded, we’re learning that the couple has split. The timing of the announcement is quite curious — just last week McIlroy talked about having to beg to get Sweeney back after they had broken up at the beginning of the year. On Monday however, McIlroy’s management team confirmed the couple has broken up. But that’s not the end of the story.

Busted Racquet informs us that tennis blogger Omes Tennis caught a picture of Rory McIlroy and world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki hanging out together in London Sunday night. Omes Tennis had a change of heart and decided to pull the photo, but it hasn’t changed that we now have a huge love story on our hands.

Omes Tennis not only caught a shot of them hanging out together at All Bar One in Central London, they also got a shot of the two kissing:

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Caroline Wozniacki Jokes with Media About Kangaroo Run-in

It seems as if tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has broken out of her shell. The media had complained that the women’s top overall seed at the Australian Open was too boring. She fired back by saying the media doesn’t ask her any exciting questions. So instead, after one of her matches this week, Wozniacki took it upon herself to answer all the routine questions in the opening remarks of her news conference. Then, once she finished the boring stuff, she solicited interesting questions from the media. The resulting conference was much more lively than usual.

Well apparently Wozniacki was up to more tricks with the media. After advancing to the quarters with a straight set win, she led reporters to believe the bandage on her leg was due to a scratch from a kangaroo. “The other day I went to the park and I saw this kangaroo lying there,” she said. “I wanted to go over and help it out. As I went over to it, it just started to be aggressive and it actually cut me.”

That story was about as believable as the one about the coach who found a hippo in his swimming pool. Naturally, Wozniacki revealed the ruse on her twitter account later: “Round 2 with the media:) hope you enjoyed my kangaroo story, hope you know i was just kidding:) see you on tuesday for round 3!” Now that she’s successfully messed with the media she better win the tournament. Think about it — the writers already have their criticisms about her lack of focus ready to go, game set and match.

Caroline Wozniacki: Tennis’ New ‘It Girl’

From Anna Kournikova to Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic, women’s tennis is known every bit as much for their good looking women as their good looking forehands. The three aforementioned ladies have been the “it girl” on tour at one point in their career, and before them one could argue the likes of Tracy Austin, Gabriela Sabatini, Steffi Graf, or Mary Joe Fernandez held the same title. Not only are many of the women on tour beautiful, but they also are in fantastic physical shape allowing ladies like Ashley Harkleroad to pose in Playboy. While Kournikova, Sharapova, and Ivanovic have dropped off because of injuries, struggles, or to pursue a new career (in the case of Kournikova), a new leading lady has emerged in women’s tennis: Caroline Wozniacki.

Despite being just 20 years old, Wozniacki is no stranger to the spotlight. With Serena missing this year’s U.S. Open because of a foot injury, the #2 ranked Wozniacki has been elevated to the top seed at Flushing Meadows. Caroline has been on tour since 2005, got her first wins on tour in 2008 (winning three tournaments), took three more in 2009 (and appeared in five other finals), and she has been on a roll this summer, winning three of her last four tournaments.

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Is that an Ice Pack Down Caroline Wozniacki’s Skirt?

Caroline Wozniacki was the runner up at the U.S. Open last year and is currently ranked fourth in the world. She rolled in her opening round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday, 6-4 6-2 over Aleksandra Wozniak. With the score at 5-2 in the final set, there was a side change and Wozniacki took a breather to rest up. She received an ice pack from the ball person and elected to place it in quite a curious place. Check it out and apologies for the grainy cell phone video:

Wozniacki is one of the up-and-coming players on tour so who am I to question her cooling off methods? Or maybe she was just suffering the same fate as Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon last year. Incidentally, Jankovic also gave fans a little peep show last year which is something Serena Williams did in her first round match too. Maybe someone should remind these ladies there are video cameras all over the place and they should be more careful. Or maybe they’re so focused on the match they don’t care.