Caroline Wozniacki and McIlroy Reported To Have Bought Home in Florida
epa03547137 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in action during her match against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, in round four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 21 January 2013. EPA/MARK DADSWELL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT |
Caroline Wozniacki is reported to be on the verge of setting up a home together with her world golfing no.1 boyfriend Rory McIlroy in an $11 million Florida mansion in Palm Beach Gardens, little more than a well hit forehand away from the Williams sisters’ headquarters.
Wozniacki currently lists her home as Monte Carlo and owns an apartment in the same complex as her successor at WTA no.1 Victoria Azarenka and the male counterpart, Novak Djokovic.
However reports in the Irish press maintain Wozniacki and McIlroy have already done a deal for the Palm Beach Gardens address that boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a world-class gym, pool, two stories of Zen decor and a private deep-water dock in the back.
The year-old property, situated in the exclusive Old Gate enclave, also has a private putting green on the grounds and is situated next door to the Jack Nicklaus Bear Golf Club.
Together the pair won close to $US17 million in prize money during 2012 while McIlroy has also signed a new sponsorship deal with Nike worth $250 million over the next 10 years.
The couple is currently together in Monte Carlo where Wozniacki is practicing before playing in the Qatar Total Open which begins in a week’s time on February 11.
David Ferrer survived an ace onslaught from Ivo Karlovic to clinch a berth in his 47th tour-level final at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open on Friday. The fourth-seeded Spaniard overcame 30 aces and 67 winners for the victory in three tie-break sets, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(4).
Roger Federer will take on Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp on Saturday, as he edges closer to becoming the third player in the Open Era (since 1968) to record 1,000 career match wins.
Roger Federer has been known to heat up as he progresses further and further into a tournament, and that has certainly been the case so far this week at the Brisbane International. After getting a first-round bye as the top seed, Federer trailed his opening match 6-4, 3-1 against John Millman before scrambling to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and one minute.
Novak Djokovic has had better days at the office, and will undoubtedly have more in the very near future. Thursday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open was not one of them. Djokovic was stunned in the singles quarterfinals by Ivo Karlovic 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-4 then lost his doubles semifinal with Filip Krajinovic to Rafael Nadal and Juan Monaco 7-6(3), 6-1.