Johanna Konta
Konta suffers defeat to Kerber. Getty

Johanna Konta has crashed out of Rio 2016 after falling to a straight sets defeat to Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the women's single event.

After coming through a marathon session against Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday (9 August), the 25-year-old Briton was given an extra day to recover after rain delays on Wednesday pushed her last eight match back 24 hours.

But Australian Open champion Kerber comfortably took control of the contest with a thumping 6-1 6-2 victory, sealing the win in just over an hour.

Konta endured a frustrating first set marred by mistakes, registering two double faults in her opening service game and 15 unforced errors inside the first five games.

Kerber needed little invitation to take full advantage of an uncharacteristically nervy performance from the Briton, breaking her serve straight away and dominating from start to finish. The German broke once again to take a 3-1 lead, comfortably holding as Konta registered more unforced errors.

Konta offered some fightback in the second set, breaking Kerber's serve to take a 1-0 lead. Her woes swiftly returned, however, with Kerber capitalising on a poor serve to break straight back.

The Australian Open champion eased to victory in the next four games to seal a dominant win to book her place in the final four.

Defending champion Andy Murray meanwhile will play Steve Johnson in the quarter-finals of the men's singles tournament at Rio 2016 after overcoming a nervy encounter with Fabio Fognini, securing a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 victory.