Coco Gauff was given a soft warning over coaching during her first round win on the opening day of the French Open on Sunday.
Gauff survived 10 doublt faults and 12 break points to beat Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino 7-5, 6-0.
However, during the second set umpire Marijana Veljovic warned her as she thought the American was receiving coaching from the stands from her dad.
Coco Gauff to Marijana Veljovic on her coaching warning:
'I literally tell him since I was 8 years old, don’t talk to me in the match. I know you're not accusing me of anything, I'm just letting you know that it's the first time a ref has said this to me’ pic.twitter.com/1XsUhGIsJY
— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) May 22, 2022
Not happy with the call, the American took it up with the chair umpire during the change of ends.
“We don’t have any signals, so I don’t know what you want me to tell him,” Gauff said.
“I’m not receiving coaching, so I don’t know what you want me to do.”
Veljovic responded by saying: “We’ll talk about it later.”
Gauff added: “Literally every match since I was eight years old [I tell him] don’t talk to me in the match.
“I know you’re not accusing me of anything. I’m just letting you know that it’s the first time a ref has said this to me.”
However, with both parties keeping their cool, the situation remained under control.
There have been instances in the past when things have boiled over.
Patrick Mouratoglou, who works with Serena Williams and Stefanos Tsitsipas, is one of Gauff’s coaches.