Jodie Burrage’s Wimbledon campaign was ended in swift fashion in the second round by 11th seed Daria Kasatkina.
Eastbourne runner-up Kasatkina swept through the first set in 19 minutes and wrapped up a 6-0 6-2 win in an hour after a brief rain delay.
Kasatkina will next play 19th seed Victoria Azarenka or Nadia Podoroska.
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“I was nervous to play on the best court in the world, it’s a special moment,” said Russian Kasatkina, who was unable to play the Grand Slam last year due to the ban on Russian and Belarusian players.
“I felt the electricity inside and it was difficult to handle it but I am happy how I was able to do it.”
Burrage was one of seven Brits in action on a rain-affected Wednesday.
British No. 1 Katie Boulter plays later in the day as she looks to complete her first-round match against Daria Saville.
Burrage came out with a huge smile on her Centre Court debut but there was little for her to celebrate in a one-sided first set.
Burrage double faulted to hand Kasatkina a break and then dragged a forehand wide as Kasatkina moved 4-0 clear.
Burrage brought up a break-back point with a strong return into the corner, but netted after slipping on the baseline.
Kasatkina held and continued to overpower Burrage with her strong hitting before another double fault at a key moment sealed a bagel set.
Burrage threw her arms up in the air in celebration after getting a game at the start of the second set.
That seemed to galvanise the British No. 2 as she then broke to love.
However, Kasatkina hit straight back as she pressured Burrage’s serve and was rewarded with a break.
A short rain delay took players off court briefly, and when they returned Kasatkina started with a love hold.
Kasatkina’s forehand power and depth continued to cause problems for Burrage, who saved a break point after a brilliant rally but then succumbed when Kasatkina sent her scurrying around the court.
Kasatkina looked in no mood to stick around and after holding, wrapped up a convincing win when Burrage went long with a backhand.
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