Djokovic overcomes mid-match lapse to beat Dimitrov at Italian Open; Swiatek wins

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic had to overcome a mid-match lapse before beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the Italian Open. Djokovic is returning from  three weeks off due to a lingering issue with his surgically repaired right elbow and is aiming for a seventh title in Rome. Two-time defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek swept aside Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-0 to extend her winning streak at the Foro Italico to 13 matches. Top local hope Jannik Sinner got by hard-hitting Russian qualifier Alexander Shevchenko 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2. Holger Rune kept his composure amid a partisan crowd and eliminated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-2.