Both ladies top seed Maria Sharapova and former champion Serena Williams won 2nd round matches on Thursday to advance. On the men's side, American Andy Roddick also won.
A short look at some interesting facts and figures on the British tennis championships.
For the first time in 15 years, former Wimbledon ladies' singles champion Venus Williams tasted defeat at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on the tournament's first day.
After his seventh French Open win, can Rafael Nadal defeat Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at Wimbledon? Nadal says such talk is "arrogant."
Rafael Nadal, fresh off his men's singles championship at the French Open, was selected by Spanish officials in an announcement on Wednesday.
The newly-crowned French Open ladies champion will lead her native country's contingent into London's Olympic stadium next month.
Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in four sets in the French Open Monday. Nadal has won the French open seven of the past eight years.
Maria Sharapova enjoyed two victories on Thursday, reclaiming the top ranking in ladies tennis, and winning her French Open semifinal match in Paris.
Serena Williams entered the day with a 46-0 record in first-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments. Serena Williams lost Virginie Razzano of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday at the French Open.
Nadal will have the opportunity to capture an 11th major title on Sunday night when he plays the winner of Friday's semifinal between defending champion Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.