Johanna Konta is out of Wimbledon.

The British No.1 from Eastbourne was beaten in straight sets in the second round today by the impressive Dominika Cibulkova.

Konta, back on centre court where she lost to Venus Williams in the semi-finals last year, succumbed 6-3, 6-4 in 79 minutes.

The 22nd seed and world No.24 had no answer to the superior consistency and accuracy of Cibulkova, twice a quarter-finalist and ranked only nine places lower.

It was a tough draw at such an early stage. Cibulkova would have been seeded herself but for the controversial elevation of seven-time champion Serena Williams on her return from becoming a mother.

The diminutive Cibulkova (below) seized the initiative in the first set when she broke to lead 4-2.

The Argus: Konta entered Wimbledon with the second-best record on tour this year of saving break points.

She rescued one via a net exchange, but an overhit backhand on the second left Cibulkova in charge.

The Eastbourne champion of 2016 closed out the set in 34 minutes, dropping only six points in total on her own serve.

Konta was in trouble again in the second set as the pugnacious Cibulkova, continuing to hit punishingly on both sides, broke for a 2-1 lead.

It was almost an hour into the contest before Konta fashioned a first break point of her own, but the chance to level at 3-3 evaporated when she netted as she chased down a drop shot.

She bravely saved four match points on serve at 3-5 before the fleet-footed Cibulkova closed out the match to face Belgian 15th seed Elise Mertens, who knocked out American Sachia Vickery 6-1, 6-3.