Winning start for Scotland
Scotland got off to a winning start in the World Women's Curling Championships in Latvia after easing past Canada 6-4 on the opening day of round-robin matches.
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Scotland were quickly in the ascendancy after collecting three points in the first two ends, skip Eve Muirhead starting well with two points in the opener before a costly slip from one of the Canadian sweepers helped the Scots extend their lead.
Canada hit back though and had levelled the scores up at 4-4 by the seventh, but a point in each of the eighth and ninth ends put Scotland back in front and that was enough to earn them an opening-day victory in the 12-team event.
A delighted Muirhead, saying: "It was one of our goals when we came out here - to get off to a good start, and especially against Canada.
"We know Canada is such a good team and it's always close games against them. We got off to a great start and then unfortunately for them they had the fall in the second end which gave us a steal of one."
Scotland are back in action on Sundaywith matches against Sweden and Germany, both of whom also won their opening games in Riga.