The first Briton to fall at this year's Wimbledon was out shortly after 2pm on the opening day and Johanna Konta was left to rue missed opportunities after losing in three long sets to Peng Shuai of China.
"Every match is winnable. I'm just sad not to have given myself another chance," said Konta, who was born in Sydney to Hungarian parents but has an accent more like a native of Eastbourne where she now lives.
A British citizen for the past two years, she carried the additional burden of playing what is now her home tournamant and admitted to some early nerves.
"It's a big event and there's always first round nerves as well," she said. "I'd like to have settled down a little quicker."
Konta broke into the top 100 for the first time his week. "I'm not sure that's a consolation," she added. "Obviously it's a small milestone for me, so I take a lot of pride in that. But obviously that's not my main goal."
Her immediate goal will be better results in the women's doubles and mixed doubles.
"I would just like to handle the situations better," Konta said. "I am working with a sports psychologist. She's helping me a lot and that's a work in progress. Every match we play til the end of the year, I'll be looking to improve with every one."Reuse content