Homan evens record at Players' Championship with win over Hasselborg

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CALGARY — Rachel Homan evened her record at the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship with a 7-4 win over Anna Hasselborg in Wednesday's morning draw.

Homan, seeking to extend her record with a 12th Grand Slam title, rebounded after giving up three to her Swedish opponent in the first end and put the game away with a steal of two in the eighth.

Homan's Ottawa based rink improved to 1-1, while Hasselborg's foursome dropped to 1-1.

in other Draw 5 action, South Korea's Minji Kim improved to 2-0 with a 7-4 win over American curler Tabitha Peterson (0-2).

Russia's Alina Kovaleva also improved to 2-0 with a 7-4 win over Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones (1-1), and Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan (1-1) posted an 11-5 win over Scotland's Eve Muirhead (0-2).

In men's play earlier Wednesday, Winnipeg's Jason Gunnlaugson (1-1) scored one in the ninth end for a 9-8 win over 2021 Brier champion Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton (0-2).

Scotland's Bruce Mouat, seeking his second straight Grand Slam title, improved to 2-0 with a 7-2 win over Swedish world champion Niklas Edin (1-1). And Switzerland's Peter de Cruz (1-1) downed Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., (1-1) by a score of 8-4.

In early women's action, Switzerland's Elena Stern (1-1) posted a 7-2 win over Team Tracy Fleury, which is being skipped by Chelsea Carey at this event.

Two more draws were scheduled Wednesday.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021.

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