A disappointed Jo Konta admitted she was “not brave enough” after crashing out of the BNP Paribas Open at the third round stage.
The British number one fell to France’s Caroline Garcia 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7/1) as the 21st seed advanced to the last 16.
Garcia, who six years ago was described by Andy Murray as a future world number one, has yet to live up to that billing but showed impressive resilience to eventually triumph over 11th seed Konta.
Konta converted just one of six break-point opportunities and the 25-year-old was disappointed by her performance.
“I don’t believe I