There was a buzz around the arena during Caroline Wozniacki's first-round match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament amid rumors that she and world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy had gotten engaged over the Christmas holidays, according to the Australian Associated Press. But alas, Wozniacki lost her match, and then splashed cold water on the speculaton of her romantic status.
Wozniacki, of course, was seen wearing a big diamond ring on her left ring finger upon her arrival with McIlroy in Australia  a few days ago. But after her match, she explained that the ring was a gift and there was no change in her relationship with McIlroy.
''It was a Christmas present and it fit on this finger and I put it on, and all of a sudden I hear that I'm engaged. But I'm not,'' she said, without specifying who gave her the ring. ''So, yeah, it's already twice we've had to shut down engagement rumors. Don't worry, we will let you know if that time happens!''
So the engagement watch continues. Wozniacki plans to stay Down Under and get ready for the Jan. 14-27 Australian Open. McIlroy is scheduled to begin his 2013 campaign Jan. 17-20 at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship in the Middle East.