Mon Mar 05 08:59pm EST
Late during Wozniacki's straight-set loss at Madison Square Garden, she called on the new No. 1 player in golf, boyfriend Rory McIlroy, to play a point. McIlroy had been sitting in the stands watching Wozniacki and Sharapova battle in a matchup of former No. 1s.
During the final changeover of the match, Sharapova had an impromptu, on-court dance-off with a young girl and an older man. Wozniacki, seemingly left out, looked for a dance partner of her own. She asked the crowd whether any "hot guys" would come onto the court to dance with her and a 22-year-old gentleman in a striped sweater obliged. (Notice how Rory's hand shoots up immediately after the question.)
McIlroy, who won the Honda Classic on Sunday to become the No. 1 player in golf, gingerly came out of the stands to give his girlfriend a hug. Then, as she egged him on, Rory took Wozniacki's racquet and played a point against Sharapova. He jokingly stood over the ball like a tee shot before lobbing an underhand serve and rallying for a few shots. One of his forehands threatened to sail long but Sharapova graciously hit it back. On her next shot, she pushed a shot wide, giving McIlroy the point.
After the match, Sharapova joked about Rory's tennis prowess. "He won more points than Caroline did," Sharapova with unintentional brusqueness.
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