It might have been a slow start for Konta who was broken in her first two service games but she put up a spirited fight in the second set, at times looking as though she could take this into a decider.
Going toe-to-toe with a former world no. 1, and another player who has made it to the fourth round, a gutting double fault at handed Jankovic a break to lead 6-5.
Konta certainly showed what she was capable of, but needs some fine tuning.
After the shock of Rafael Nadal’s exit, during Andy Murray’s match – Anne Keothavong was placed on Centre Courtas the evening light dwindled.
Keothavong was matching the young Spaniard step for step until a careless game, broken to love to give her the lead 5-4.
But the 19 year-old (and Spain’s no. 3) was relentless, as the pace and variety of shot made for an unbroken run of eight games to take the set.
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