British quartet Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans, Heather Watson and Alijaz Bedene all exited the Miami Open in the first round leaving Johanna Konta to represent the country.

With Andy Murray sitting out the tournament in Florida with injury, the British interest fell to Edmund and Evans but neither could make it through.

Edmund was ahead in his match with Jared Donaldson of the US but couldn’t hold on over three sets as he lost 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2.

Evans was given a point penalty for swearing in his match with American Ernesto Escobedo in the third set, and the world number 43 lost 7-5 0-6 6-3.

Heather Watson reached the fourth round of the tournament last year but couldn’t recreate her feat as Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig won 7-6 (7-4) 6-1.

The pair could meet again when Great Britain play Romania in the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs in April.

Johanna Konta remains the only British player in the tournament after the tenth seed received a bye and will play Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round.

Bedene had to retire from his match with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff at  7-5 4-0 down.