Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki engaged

Last Updated: 01/01/14 9:24am

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Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki with Rory McIlroy

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki with Rory McIlroy

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Sports stars Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have announced their engagement.

The couple spread their happy news via Twitter, with the duo posting matching pictures of themselves with a ring.

Northern Irish golfer and current world number six McIlroy told his more than 1.8 million followers: "Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!! My first victory of 2014 #shesaidyes!!"

Danish tennis player Wozniacki, who is also in her sport's top 10, also took to Twitter, saying: "Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!!"

Wozniacki, 23, pulled out of this week's Brisbane International with an injured right shoulder but is confident she will be able to play in this week's Sydney International in preparation for the first major of the year, the Australian Open which begins on January 13 in Melbourne.

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