Muirhead happy with opening win over Denmark
EVE Muirhead made a winning start to the women's World Curling Championship with a commanding victory over Denmark in Swift Current.
WINNING START: Eve Muirhead guided Scotland to an opening win over Denmark at the World Curling Championships (Getty Images)
The Scottish skip took a healthy advantage with a three in the third end and closed out a 9-4 victory with another three in the eighth end.
"It's always good for us to get off to a good start and we never really let the opposition in," said Muirhead.
"We were on them pretty well all the way. They didn't have a disastrous game but we just pounced on top of them with every shot and really controlled the issue."
Canada gained revenge on Sweden for their Olympic final defeat, although Vancouver skips Anette Norberg and Cheryl Bernard were both absent as Jennifer Jones led the Canadians to a 9-6 win.
Reigning world champions China got off to a disappointing start as Bingyu Wang's rink lost 8-6 to Germany.
"We made so many mistakes in that game," admitted Wang. "Our players don't feel so good about it. Our communication was poor."
Scotland only played once on the opening day while Erika Brown's American rink led the way at the top of the early standings, following wins over Russia and Japan.
"It feels great," said Brown. "We'd better take a picture of the scoreboard. This is just what we had planned and it's where we wanted to be."