Rome, May 17 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina, world no.4, on Thursday made a strong comeback against Russia's Daria Kasatkina and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.

The defending champion took one hour and 36 minutes to overcome a tough loss in the first set and defeat Kasatkina, world No. 13, with a score of 0-6, 6-3, 6-2, reports Efe.

In the quarterfinals, Svitolina is to face the winner of the match between Greece's Maria Sakkari and Germany's Angelique Kerber.