Tennis-Svitolina eases into Birmingham quarters
The second seed Ukrainian found her rhythm early in the contest and powered past France's Alize Cornet 6-4 6-2 in one hour and 22 minutes.
"I was expecting a good match and she (Cornet) was producing some great rallies," Svitolina said.
"She plays well against the top players, she beat a couple of them in the past, and she really steps up her game. I'm very happy with the performance today."
Japan's Naomi Osaka was forced to retire due to an abdominal injury in her last-16 clash against Dalila Jakupovic, with the Slovenian qualifier leading 6-3.
"It's never nice to win when somebody's injured," the 27-year-old Jakupovic said. "I was trying to focus on my play, and I didn't really look on her side. I hope (Osaka's) going to be better for the next tournaments."
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