It is typical for the parents to tell the kids to watch their languages, but a 15-year-old American tennis pro, Coco Gauff, the youngest player to be ranked in the top 100 by Women’s Tennis Association, had reversed the scenario during her second round clash with the 31-year-old relentless German Laura Siegemund later this week in the Auckland classic.
As the match progressed, the 15-year-old Coco Gauff, who chose to focus on tennis being inspired by the Williams sisters, took the first set off the injury-prone German, and had been taking some coaching advices from her father, Corey, on what she should concentrate more to make her way into the quarter finals.
As a television microphone came across the conversation, Corey Gauff said to his daughter, “The one thing you did ... you didn’t give out no free points on her damn serve,” as Coco replied with an expressionless face, “You can’t curse.
” Ridiculed by her daughter’s question, Corey asked, “I cursed?” while Coco retorted, “You said the D-word,” as a shimmering ray of smile spread gradually across her face. Nonetheless, when Corey harshly replied, “Oh, that one doesn’t really count,” Coco rebuked her father saying, “In some places it does”.
Corey apologized with a smile at his face as well. However, the joyful father failed to fuel up her teen-aged flair, Gauff, and the sedulous German had won the match 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Meanwhile, adding she had yet to learn a lot, the talented teen-ager said to the reporters in a post-match interview, “I don’t think there was much missing.
I just told my dad that I didn’t feel like I was hitting my shots like I normally do. That just happens, you have bad days, you can’t play your best tennis every day. ”