Stop picking on me, says Konta after Wimbledon exit

Alison Riske celebrates her win

Strycova was almost out of the tournament yesterday in the fourth round, though came from a set and 5-2 down against 21st seed Elise Mertens to progress to the last eight, and continued her fine form today against an in-form Konta, hitting just nine unforced errors to 22 winners in a highly impressive performance. Many experts' favourite for the title here this week, the French Open champion and world No1 Ashleigh Barty, had sailed into the final 16 with just 12 games dropped, and when she opened her match against Alison Riske with four aces, the writing appeared to be on the wall.

Federer breezed past Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 74 minutes to make sure of a 55th quarter-final at the Slams.

Halep won the French Open past year and was world No.1 as recently as January before being eclipsed by Naomi Osaka and then Barty.

For Riske it was perhaps an unexpected early wedding present-she gets married after Wimbledon Stephen Amritraj, the son of former Indian Davis Cup player Anand-but extremely well-earned. "They were magnificent", she said of the Centre Court support for her.

"I've been ready to battle every day that I go out there and that's really shown in all my matches", she told BBC Sport.

This was one-way traffic and it was all over in less than two hours after two more breaks, Djokovic claiming victory on his second match point. I'm playing very tough matches against very tough opponents. "I don't think you need to pick on me in a harsh way".

She's reached the semifinals at the 2016 Australian Open and 2017 Wimbledon, and reached the quarterfinal at the 2017 Australian Open.

Her victory was one of brains over brawn and a painful lesson, once again, for Konta that it pays to have something other than Plan A at the business end of majors.

"The grass definitely brings out the best in me".

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"Every day I try my best and that's all I can do".

Women's third seed Karolina Pliskova was another casualty Monday after losing to fellow Czech Karolina Muchova 6-4 5-7 11-13.

Even at the age of 37, Federer continues to impress and captivate the tennis world. Rafael Nadal has passed Bjorn Borg with 51 wins at Wimbledon, also competing at the 300th Grand Slam match in the previous round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Djokovic was also able to breeze into the next round without much trouble, knocking out Humbert in straight sets.

"I think I couldn't quite find the level that I needed to make it hard and challenging for the kind of player she is".

"I was very pleased to execute the job in three sets". It did not come quite as quickly as hoped, as two match points came and went in a flurry of deuces and a break back by Kvitova.

The world's top three players, with 53 grand slams between them, all had the easiest of afternoons on Monday, dropping just 19 games across their three matches.

"Last year was a great year, I have been very close to winning", Nadal, the 18-time grand slam victor, told BBC Sport.

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