Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova were fourth-round victims at Wimbledon but Johanna Konta thrilled the home crowd at SW19.
Cori Gauff versus Simona Halep could be the pick of the last-16 matches at Wimbledon, although it looked unlikely to happen for a time.
Cori Gauff dispatched Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3 to move into round three, while Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova also progressed.
History-maker Cori Gauff showed a touch of class when she thanked Venus Williams for being an inspiration after beating her at Wimbledon.
World number three Karolina Pliskova has been installed as joint favourite to win Wimbledon after landing her third title of the year.
Angelique Kerber simply had no riposte to the brilliance of Karolina Pliskova, who heads into Wimbledon as a champion in Eastbourne.
The final in Eastbourne will see Karolina Pliskova face Angelique Kerber, who benefited from Ons Jabeur's withdrawal.
Aryna Sabalenka staged a superb third-set comeback at Eastbourne on Wednesday to end Caroline Wozniacki's title defence.
Seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova and Marketa Vondrousova all won on a rain-shortened Monday's play at Eastbourne.
Karolina Pliskova and Johanna Konta were victorious at the Birmingham Classic, but Elina Svitolina suffered a first-round exit.