Sweden stay on top as Canada move into clear second place

  • Canada's skip Kaitlyn Jones © WCF / Richard Gray

Defending champions Sweden beat United States by 9-3 in Monday evening's fifth women's round-robin session, to keep their unbeaten record and stay at the top-of-the-table. The Swedes scored three points in each of the fourth and ninth ends to contribute to this victory.

In the same session, Canada beat Korea by 7-4, to move into a clear second place, on four wins. Canada opened strongly, scoring two points in the first end and then stealing a single point in the second end on the way to a 5-2 lead at the fifth-end break.

Wins for both China and Scotland - China beat Norway by 5-3, while Scotland returned to winning ways with a 7-4 victory over Turkey - mean that they now share third place on the table with three wins each.

In the fifth game of this session, Switzerland beat Russia by 8-3 for their second win of the day. This moves them into a five-team tie for fifth place, alongside Korea, Norway, Russia and the United Sates.

Turkey remain in tenth place as they still search for their first win.

Next live game on World Curling TV: Korea v Scotland women at 14:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)

They said it

Kaitlyn Jones; skip, Canada (after 7-4 win over Korea): "We're still grinding it out and we're playing better each day, so I'm happy with that. For now, we're still not at the best that we can be, but I know that there is still more coming for sure. It's super-fun playing teams from all over the world and having this experience. I've only played the Switzerland team before but other than that I've never played any international teams, so it's really cool to play teams Korea and Scotland, it's just good fun."

Rebecca Morrison; skip, Scotland (after 7-4 win over Turkey): "We feel a bit of both relief and happiness about that, we really needed that to get us back. We've got up in games quite a few times and in the second halves the opposition have played really well, so we've struggled with losing steals, but there we just managed to keep it going. They got a steal but they played a really good shot for it. We're back on track now and that was good after this morning's game - we were really disappointed this morning."

Women session five results: China 5-3 Norway; Russia 3-8 Switzerland; United States 3-9 Sweden; Scotland 7-4 Turkey; Korea 4-7 Canada

Standings after women's session five (win-loss):

Sweden 5-0
Canada 4-1
China 3-2
Scotland 3-2
Korea 2-3
Norway 2-3
Russia 2-3
Switzerland 2-3
United States 2-3
Turkey 0-5

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