Wimbledon: Konta crashes in the second round to impressive Cibulkova

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta is out of Wimbledon after losing to former world No 4 Dominika Cibulkova on Centre Court on Thursday.

Johanna Konta credit: B&O PRESS PHOTO
Johanna Konta credit: B&O PRESS PHOTO

Konta, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year and seeded 22nd, saved four match points before losing 6-3 6-4 to the Slovak player.

Konta’s exit means there are no British women left in the singles after Katie Boulter lost earlier on Thursday.

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The Eastbourne player was not at her best but Cibulkova played some of her finest tennis as she found winner after winner and the British No 1 crashed out in one hour and 19 minutes.

Konta had rose to No 4 in the world but is now set to drop out of the top 40 in the rankings. Since reaching the semi-final at SW19 in 2017, she’s only won two matches in four Grand Slams.

Cibulkova said, “It feels great, it was a tough draw. Today I can only be happy with my performance, it was a great match from my side.

“It wasn’t so difficult for me - the crowd were really nice to me.”

I was really happy to perform such good tennis on Centre Court.”