15-year-old rising tennis star Coco Gauff might have to put her dad in a time-out — he accidentally cursed while coaching her during a match … and she called him out for it!!
The whole interaction was thankfully caught on camera because Coco and her dad/coach were mic’d up for her ASB Classic match in New Zealand … and in between sets, he gave her a pep talk.
Her dad, Corey, is heard giving out compliments left and right … but got a bit carried away when he said, “There’s one thing you did the last 3 games, you ain’t give up no free points on no damn serve. That serve is weak.”
That’s when Coco chastised pops for using a bad word while mic’d … saying, “You can’t curse.”
Dad’s reaction is priceless … at first he can’t believe he cussed on a hot mic, but then directly apologized into the microphone for the slip-up.
But then Corey, still in disbelief, asks Coco again if he really cussed … and she tells him he did, in fact, say “the d word.”
“Oh, well that don’t even count,” Dad responded.
Coco wasn’t havin’ it, though … saying, “in some places, it does!!”
Dad apologized once again … and Gauff went on to lose the match to Laura Siegemund.
No word on whether Coco has punished her coach for using such foul language.