Caroline Wozniacki having a "hard time" since splitting from Rory McIlroy

Caroline Wozniacki in action against Monica Niculescu during the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2013
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Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki admits that she's going through a "hard time" after splitting up from fiance Rory McIlroy.

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has admitted that she is having a "hard time" since splitting up from former number one golfer Rory McIlroy.

The couple ended their engagement on Wednesday, just days after sending out wedding invitations.

McIlroy, who is competing in this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, released a statement claiming that he "wasn't ready" for marriage.

Wozniacki has taken to her Twitter account to express her feelings on the subject while also crediting Liverpool Football Club for helping her through the break-up.

She tweeted: "It's a hard time for me right now.Thanks for all the sweet messages!Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I'll never walk alone."

The couple announced their engagement in January after more than two years together.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the final round of the 56th Kolon Korea Open 2013 at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club on October 20, 2013
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