Top seeds Djokovic and Halep progress to third round in Rome

World number one Novak Djokovic began his Rome Masters campaign on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 second round victory against Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso.But third-seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas was eliminated after falling 6-1, 6-7 (9-11), 6-2 to Italy’s rising talent Jannik Sinner.And in the women’s draw, top seed Simona Halep progressed after surpassing Italy’s Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-4.”Mentally I have been very strong. I didn’t give up at all,” said Halep.”I’m trying to improve in that direction more and more. Today it was a big plus,” she added.US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka won h…

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