Johanna Konta exited the 2016 Wimbledon Championships in the second round on Thursday evening (30 June). The British number one, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January, will go no further at SW19 after falling 3-6, 6-1, 1-6 to Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in a high-quality, entertaining affair on centre court.
"I went in with no real expectations of an outcome," Konta told the BBC after her elimination was confirmed. "I definitely expected her to play well. Although her ranking may have gone down over the past year, her level of tennis never went away. She is an incredibly good player with a lot of experience, in the short career she's had. I've got a lot of good things to take away from that match and a lot of things I hope to implement in my development as a tennis player and as a person."
Elsewhere on day four, Andy Murray endured few problems in dispatching Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. He will face John Millman next after the Australian stopped Benoit Paire in four sets.
The biggest shock of the day came with 2015 women's runner-up and recent French Open winner Garbine Muguruza's exit at the hands of Jana Cepelova. The Slovakian world number 124 has previous when it comes to upsets of this magnitude, having beaten both Serena Williams and Simona Halep in recent years.
Dan Evans will face Roger Federer next after seeing off Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets. The British number four had never previously won a main draw match at Wimbledon before this year, but followed up his defeat of Jan-Lennard Struff with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over the 30th seed on court two. Spaniard David Ferrer suffered a surprise defeat to Nicolas Mahut, big-serving Ivo Karlovic was toppled by qualifier Lukas Lacko and Kei Nishikori beat Julien Benneteau.
Milos Raonic produced 25 aces en route to a comfortable win over Andreas Seppi, Grigor Dimitrov knocked out Gilles Simon, Bernard Tomic outlasted Radu Albot and Marin Cilic powered past Sergiy Stakhovsky. Frustrated Viktor Troicki launched an angry tirade at the match umpire before losing a five-setter to Albert Ramos-Vinolas and there were also victories for American duo Steve Johnson and Jack Sock over Jeremy Chardy and Robin Haase.
Richard Gasquet saw off Marcel Granollers, while Jiri Vesely got rid of Dominic Thiem. Donald Young, Mikhail Youzhny, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Sam Querrey, Joao Sousa, John Isner, David Goffin, Roberto Bautista Agut, Matthew Barton, Fabio Fognini, Andrey Kuznetsov, Lucas Pouille and Denis Istomin also advanced.
Venus Williams, controversially playing out on court 18 as the tournament organisers worked to clear the backlog of first and second-round matches halted by incessant rain delays, had to work hard to survive a scare against Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari. Anqelique Kerber made light work of fellow left-hander Varvara Lepchenko, while Heather Watson lost a deciding set 12-10 to Annika Beck. Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska did just enough to beat 18-year-old Ana Konjuh and Halep met with little resistance from Francesca Schiavone.
Timea Bacsinszky, Julia Boserup, Coco Vandeweghe, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Dominika Cibulkova, Alize Cornet, Sloane Stephens, Yaroslava Shvedova, Elena Vesnina, Kiki Bertens, Daria Kasatkina, Madison Keys and Carla Suarez-Navarro fight on. As do Katerina Siniakova, Mandy Minella, Lucie Safarova, Misaki Doi, Carina Witthoeft and Roberta Vinci. Barbora Strycova upset Jelena Jankovic in three sets, while Monica Niculescu, Ekaterina Makarova, Sabine Lisicki and Anna-Lena Friedsam all won their opening contests.