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Johanna Konta - Dominika Cibulková
Wimbledon women - 5 July 2018

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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - KONTA 3-6 4-6 CIBULKOVA. Britain's Jo Konta is OUT of Wimbledon 2018 in round two. In truth, she was always second best against a fired up Cibulkova who serve it out to love to make round three after just one hour and 18 minutes on court.

Jo Konta v Cibulkova
 

KONTA 3-6 4-5 CIBULKOVA. That's ballsy tennis from Konta. She saves FOUR match points to somehow stay alive. Cibulkova now has the chance to serve out the match, but will the nerves get to her on a packed Centre Court where almost everyone is supporting her opponent?

 

KONTA 3-6 3-5 CIBULKOVA. Plenty of buzz from the media of a Konta comeback, but it's now or never time. Cibulkova moves to within one game of victory with a hold to 15. The final point shows it may well be her day as she defends for her life before unleashing a super backhand up the line that just clips a smidgen of chalk.

 

KONTA 3-6 3-4 CIBULKOVA. There is definitely life in Konta now, but has she left her rally too late? She keeps up the pressure with a hold to 15.

 

KONTA 3-6 2-4 CIBULKOVA. Konta comes out all guns blazing and cranks up the heat by earning a break point. Cibulkova responds with more strong serving and clinches a super hold from deuce with a scorching backhand winner down the line.

Dominika Cibulkova was a winner in Japan
 

KONTA 3-6 2-3 CIBULKOVA. Konta finds the big serve and rattles through her own love hold to stay in touch. The crowd try to respond and energise Jo-Ko, but they've been given scraps to feed on so far.

 

KONTA 3-6 1-3 CIBULKOVA. This is looking rather bleak for Konta. Her opponent is in the groove. The winners are flying off Cibulkova's racket and her serve has been consistently strong. She backs up the break to love.

 

BREAK! - KONTA 3-6 1-2 CIBULKOVA. A huge shout of joy from Cibulkova as Konta snaps a crosscourt attempt into the net. It's an early break for the Slovakian. Konta is now moaning at the chair umpire, but she's been second best in a number of departments so far today.

 

KONTA 3-6 1-1 CIBULKOVA. Dominika remains focused on her own game-plan. She's serving brilliantly and dictating the play. Konta doesn't have a look-in as the Slovak holds to 15.

 

KONTA 3-6 1-0 CIBULKOVA. Konta finds a big serve when she needs it at 30-30 and releases some of her frustration with a thumping put-away at the net. She's on the board and has a clean slate. The match must start here for her.

 

SET! - KONTA 3-6 CIBULKOVA. A first double fault threatens to derail Cibulkova at 30-0. Konta gets level and the crowd respond, but the Slovakian effectively shushes them with another big serve that Jo-Ko blows long. The Brit trails by a set after 34 minutes on court.

Dominika Cibulkova
 
 

KONTA 3-5 CIBULKOVA. Roars of encouragement from the crowd. Konta just about edges through to 30 to stay in contention. Cibulkova will now serve for the set.

 

KONTA 2-5 CIBULKOVA. It's gone rather quiet on Centre Court. Cibulkova consolidates with a love hold and is one away from taking the opener.

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 5/7/16 Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in action against Russia's Elena Vesnina REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
 

BREAK! - KONTA 2-4 CIBULKOVA. That's a real mess from Konta. She rattles down an ace on her way to a 30-0 lead - but then it goes pear-shaped. Cibulkova almost helps her out as she duffs a volley on break point, but Konta can't re-focus and fires long off the backhand to cough up the first break of the match.

 

KONTA 2-3 CIBULKOVA. Dominika is hitting some big first serves of her own as she breezes to a hold to 15. Still waiting for this one to capture the imagination of the crowd.

 

KONTA 2-2 CIBULKOVA. Konta's serve seemed to go AWOL after her run to the semis here last year. She appears to have found it again at just the right time. She holds to 30 to level.

 

KONTA 1-2 CIBULKOVA. That's equally strong from Cibulkova as she finds some big serves to keep Konta at arm's length.

 

KONTA 1-1 CIBULKOVA. A big ,wide ace and a clinical foray into the net for the volley sweep Konta to a very impressive hold to 15.

 

KONTA 0-1 CIBULKOVA. Konta has some early chances on the Cibulkova serve but can't make enough inroads. The Slovakian holds to 30 to get on the board.

 

Cibulkova will serve first.

 

Next up on Centre Court, it's Great Britain's Johanna Konta. She faces Dominika Cibulkova in what will be a tough test.

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