Eastbourne, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former world No. 1 star Caroline Wozniacki were among Wednesday's second-round winners at the final grass-court Wimbledon tune-up in Eastbourne.
The second-seeded 2011 Eastbourne runner-up Kvitova handled American Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-4, while the eighth-seeded Dane Wozniacki waltzed past American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3 at the Aegon International.
Kvitova's quarterfinal opponent on Thursday will be Britain's own Heather Watson, while Wozniacki will take on rising Italian Camila Giorgi at Devonshire Park.
In other action involving seeds, No. 5 German Angelique Kerber outlasted France's Alize Cornet 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3) and the wild card Watson ousted No. 6 Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2.
Meanwhile, American Lauren Davis leveled Slovak and 2004 Eastbourne runner-up Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-3; American Madison Keys topped Russian Elena Vesnina 7-5, 7-6 (11-9); Giorgi overcame British wild card Johanna Konta 1-6, 7-5, 7-5; and Ekaterina Makarova erased fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3 on Day 3.
The other quarterfinals will pit Kerber against the 2010 Eastbourne runner-up Makarova and Davis versus her compatriot Keys.