It is 32 years since Jo Durie reached the last eight at Wimbledon but Konta ended the wait for the next quarter-finalist
as she came from behind to beat Makarova 4-6 6-4 8-6 on Margaret Court Arena.
In all, six British players are through to the second round of the men's doubles, with last year's quarter-finalists
Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins plus Dominic Inglot, playing with Treat Conrad Huey.
Sophie Cox, an Olympic quarter-finalist
, was second at the women's event in Tampere, Finland, losing out of the -57kg event to 2000 Olympic champion Isabel Fernandez, of Spain.
Needs an improvement on previous best at Wimbledon - a quarter-finalist
twice - if she is to have any chance of regaining number one ranking.
Kyrgios, who was also a quarter-finalist
at Wimbledon, had no answer to the Scot and the 19-year-old's frustration was evident.
MARIA KIRILENKO A quarter-finalist
a year ago - and a lasteight run in the French.
Kanepi, a quarter-finalist
in 2008, needed five match points to seal the win and will face Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus who put out German 25th seed Julia Goerges 7-6 (7/5), 2-6, 6-2.
Lopez has a natural game for grass and is a two-time former Wimbledon quarter-finalist
and he produced a superb performance to beat Roddick for the first time in eight attempts.
16, lost 3-6 6-4 6-2 to Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito and Jocelyn Rae, ranked 21 in Britain, was beaten 3-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-2 to Holland's former Wimbledon quarter-finalist
Last year's quarter-finalist
Nicole Vaidisova, seeded 18, is also through after making short work of Zuzana Ondraskova 6-2 6-2.
And despite the opposition consisting of one World Cup finalist and one quarter-finalist
there's no panic, no looking for excuses.
Luca Brecel, UK quarter-finalist
last year, can be considered at 4-5 against Mike Dunn, who tweeted on Wednesday that he was suffering from a cold and had fractured a rib play-fighting with his son, while Ian Burns showed better form when a quarter-finalist
in Gloucester earlier this month and could have too much, also at 4-5, for veteran James Wattana.