TEEN sensation Coco Gauff is lighting up Wimbledon despite a bitter family feud.
The 15-year-old’s dad Corey is being sued by his mum over a bar in their home town.
5 Coco Gauff’s performances have set Wimbledon on fireCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
5 Corey Gauff’s mum Dr Deborah Wright accuses him of forging her signature to transfer fundsCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
Dr Deborah Wright, 67, Coco’s nan, poured £400,000 into opening the Paradise Sports Lounge at Florida’s Delray Beach in 2016.
But she alleges Corey, 47, later forged her signature to transfer funds and barred her.
She also claims she was threatened with “physical harm” by him while the bar has seen shootings.
Relatives gathered there last week to see Coco, real name Cori, shock the world by beating tennis legend Venus Williams.
5 Dr Deborah Wright, pictured with Coco and Milton Gauff, poured £400,000 into opening the Paradise Sports Lounge at Florida’s Delray Beach in 2016
Corey, who coached her, said they moved to Florida from Georgia to help her tennis.
But he was hit by a legal complaint from his mum last month, seeking £12,000 damages.
She says he removed her from management papers and added himself without her knowledge.
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Court documents state fights and “discharge of firearms” have also put customers and the bar at risk.
Corey, who will watch Coco in the fourth round tomorrow, applied to dismiss her “contradictory” complaint, saying there was no evidence he forged signatures.
Dr Wright said: “I don’t want to say anything that’ll harm my granddaughter.”
5 Coco, shocked the world by beating tennis legend Venus Williams at Wimbledon last weekCredit: AFP or licensors
5 Corey will watch Coco compete in the fourth round of Wimbledon on MondayCredit: Reuters
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