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Kyle Edmund carries home hopes at Wimbledon as Johanna Konta is eliminated

Johanna Konta walks off court after losing to Dominika Cibulkova. Photo: (John Walton/PA)

Britain’s Johanna Konta crashed out of Wimbledon, leaving Kyle Edmund as the only home hope.

The 27-year-old lost 6-3 6-4 to Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova on Thursday on Centre Court.

Her exit from this year’s Championships means the only Brit left in the competition is 23-year-old Edmund.

He secured passage to the third round with a straight-sets victory on the show court against American Bradley Klahn.

Pippa Matthews in the royal box. Credit: John Walton/PA

Edmund won 6-4 7-6 6-2.

Watching the matches from the Royal Box was the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Matthews.

She arrived smiling with their brother James Middleton, wearing a cream lace dress and blue wedge heels.

Also in the royal box were cricketer Alastair Cook, actress Lesley Manville and ex-prime minister Sir John Major.

Another Briton in action was 21-year-old Katie Boulter who lost her second round match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka on court two.