Tennis: US Open

A junior tennis tournament in Ghana was the scene of a wild brawl on Monday after one player slapped another at the net. Facing off at the Accra Sports Stadium, in Accra, Ghana, Raphael Nii Ankrah and Michael Kouame went to shake hands following their match. That's when things took at turn.

Ankrah defeated Michael Kouame of France 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 in the first round of the ITF junior tournament, and, clearly unhappy about something, Kouame slapped Ankrah at the net.

Take a look at what went down after the match ended:

Kouame has since apologized for his actions, posting his message of regret on Instagram.

"I sincerely regret my actions on Tuesday at the ITF Tournament in Ghana against Raphael Nii Ankrah. I regretfully struck him after an extremely frustrating and intense match. During the course of the match, I was repeatedly verbally abused by a large number of individuals in the crowd, including insults to my mother in particular. However, that does not excuse my behavior. I would like to publicly apologize to Raphael. I was wrong and completely out of line."

He continued, writing, "I accept any consequences as a result of my behavior from the ITF governing body, and will use this time to reflect on how I can better manage challenging situations like these in the future in a manner that accurately reflect my character."

Ankrah was clearly surprised by the slap, as were the fans in the stands. The chaos did not end with the slap, however. Afterwards a brawl took place between both camps. 

People were seen hitting each other on the court after the initial confrontation at the net between the players:

ITF Junior World No. 589 Ankrah advanced with the win and will face Ishmael Nii Nortey Dowuona in the next round. ITF Junior World No.1688 Kouame was scheduled to be back on the court for his doubles tournament on Tuesday. It's not clear if he was reprimanded for the slap or will be.