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Kyle Edmund carries home hopes at Wimbledon as Johanna Konta is eliminated

Pippa Matthews, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, was among the spectators.

Britain’s Johanna Konta crashed out of Wimbledon, leaving Kyle Edmund as the only home hope.

The 27-year-old lost 6-3 6-4 to Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova on Thursday on Centre Court.

Her exit from this year’s Championships means the only Brit left in the competition is 23-year-old Edmund.

He plays last on the show court against American Bradley Klahn.

Pippa Matthews in the royal box (John Walton/PA)

Watching the matches from the Royal Box was the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Matthews.

She arrived smiling with their brother James Middleton, wearing a cream lace dress and blue wedge heels.

Also in the royal box were cricketer Alastair Cook, actress Lesley Manville and ex-prime minister Sir John Major.

Another Briton in action was 21-year-old Katie Boulter who lost her second round match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka on court two.

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