Wimbledon: Konta crashes in the second round to impressive Cibulkova

But he is hoping Wimbledon bosses will be kind to him with the match scheduling as his third-round game on Saturday could conflict with the 3pm kick-off in England's World Cup quarter-final game against Sweden.

Katie Boulter had earlier been beaten by Naomi Osaka, leaving no Brits left in the women's draw.

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta is out of Wimbledon after losing to former world No 4 Dominika Cibulkova on Centre Court on Thursday. "That was a lot to do with how she played", WTA quoted Konta as saying.

While commenting on her performance from last year, she said, "I don't compare (my game) with a year ago".

"I think she's very feisty in the way she plays". I think sooner or later those results will come. If they don't, they don't. But I'm happy with where I am'.

Cibulkova was outstanding, patrolling the baseline and dictated the tempo. Konta did battle hard. But Cibulkova served out to love to tee up a Round 3 match up with Elise Mertens.

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But even if Southgate is forced to make changes, he's confident it won't be to the detriment to the team's performance. A chant of "On our way, on our way, to Moscow, on our way" came from England fans in one corner of the Samara Arena.

Edmund, 23, will face American Bradley Klahn, while Konta will play Dominika Cibulkova. Set points saved, she felt gave her the springboard momentum to target that second week, and was adamant she had "control" over how she was able to compete.

She has struggled for form since then and her current ranking of 24 will take a hammering following her exit.

"I'm here to satisfy my own expectations, and I'm very clear on where I am in my development, where I am with my level", Konta said.

"She was obviously seeing the ball very well and feeling very good in the way she wanted to play". To be honest, I think this Wimbledon is another demonstration of how seeding is not the be all, end all.

"I was actually just going to say I hope I can deal with it as well as Domi does". With each match she plays, very, very physical, very present, in her mannerisms and the way she fights on court. "I came up against kind of a flawless storm from her today".

Konta had no answer and was clearly rattled during the match, moaning to the umpire about Cibulkova's habit of geeing herself up by slapping her thigh.

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