Found the Aussem contrversy from 1928-this must have been front page stuff in Germany! I was wrong in saying it was two moms-One was a player herself
It would kind of be like, say, Jennifer Capriati taking a swing at Richard Willliams
I had a good laugh at the line in bold.
From the New York Times
Aug 21, 1928
Tennis Row Goes to Court
Because the mother of Cecille Aussem, champion woman tennis player of Germany,insisted that Frau von Reznicek had twice defeated her daughter by using hynotism, the latter put aside her racquet and boxed Frau Aussem's ears.
The courts will now be called upon to decide whom insulted whom. Frua Aussem has entered suit for alleged "insulting assault", and Frau von Reznicek
has started a counter-suit for "defamation of character."
Meanwhile the conqueror of Fraulein Aussem has been disqualified by the Tennis association for 6 weeks. She has appealed from this penalty on the ground that her boxing activity did not constitute a violation of tennis rules but was an act of self-defense, done to restore her honor.
The letter by Frau Aussem charging that her daughter had been hypnotized was written several weeks ago to the president of the German Tennis Federation. It was sent after Cecille, otherwise undefeated by German players, had been beaten by Frau von Reznicek first at the Riviera and then at Breslau.
When the victor in these matches heard of the letter she demanded a retraction and when this was declined she gave the unsuspecting Colgne woman an effective punch.