Konta nearly enjoyed the ideal start to her match, earning two break points in the opening game, but she failed to take either as Vekic also looked strong from the outset.
Watson was given the tough task of trying to topple former world number one Victoria Azarenka in her third round match, storming to an early lead in the first set before succumbing to a 6-3 1-6 4-6 defeat against the Belarussian. "I'm just doing my best to be a part of it for the whole fortnight", she said.
"I'm actually seeing them a few weeks later", she smiled.
Osaka won her service game to stay in it but Williams finished the job with an ace to stay in the running for a sixth title.
Heather Watson opened her Wimbledon campaign with an impressive win over Maryna Zanevska in straight sets 6-1, 7-6. "I can't really say more than that". Some wobbles entered the World No.58's game when a pair of double faults led to a concession of her lead in the fourth game - but Vekic simply shook off the setback to break once again with a big backhand victor.
"He agreed to play, so I was pretty excited and looking forward to maybe playing (Saturday)", Hingis said. In the victory, Konta won 83 percent of her first serve points and 65 percent of her second serve points. In the time that has elapsed since her win, Konta has seen the two favourites for the women's title, Czech pair Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova, knocked out.
Unlike the grand slams tournaments or the men's ATP Tour, WTA tournaments allow players to request their coach to come on court during a match for a limited number of times if they feel they need some guidance.
He will play after fellow Briton Johanna Konta, who is locked in a long third set against Croatian player Donna Vekic. "There's obviously other things that come along with performing well on any day, but I think if I can be involved in many epic battles, I'm sure the crowd will also enjoy that".
TO the casual observer, Aljaz Bedene would have sounded like a typical Eastern European tennis player at the start of the week.
"I don't spend too much time thinking about that kind of talk or listening to it".
"Yeah I did fall at the final hurdle, but I felt confident and fought as hard as I could for every single point".
"When the match (got) longer and longer, I felt a little bit sick and exhausted".