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Canada's Einarson splits 1st day of women's world curling championshipCanada's Kerri Einarson ran hot and cold at the women's world curling championship Saturday to emerge with a 1-1 record on opening day. The host country fell 6-4 to Norway after dominating Italy 9-2.

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Hosts open tournament with victory over Italy, drop later draw match to Norway

Donna Spencer · The Canadian Press(Brent Braaten/The Canadian Press)

Canada's Kerri Einarson ran hot and cold at the women's world curling championship Saturday to emerge with a 1-1 record on opening day.

The host country fell 6-4 to Norway after dominating Italy 9-2. The Canadians take on newcomer Turkey and defending champion Switzerland on Sunday.

Led by Einarson's mastery of draw weight, Canada stole seven points against the Italians, who conceded after the sixth end.

Einarson and third Val Sweeting weren't as sharp drawing or hitting against the Norwegians, who stole three points over the first two ends and stole another in the sixth to lead 5-2.

"Just a little bit of overthrowing tonight," Einarson said. "I think we'll talk about it. There's some shots we'd like to cover over I'm sure. We're 1-1 first day and it's going to be a grind all week."

WATCH l Einarson opens women's curling worlds with big win over Italy:

Canada's Kerri Einarson opens women's world curling championship with victory over Italy

22 hours agoDuration 0:38Kerri Einarson and her Gimli, Manitoba foursome routed the Italians 9-2 to open the women's world curling championship from Prince George, B.C.0:38

Canada faced mixed doubles specialists in both games Saturday.

Italian skip Stefania Constantini won Olympic gold in Beijing last month with Amos Mosaner.

Kristin Skaslien, who throws fourth stones for Norwegian skip Marianne Roervik, and teammate Magnus Nedregotten lost to the Italians in that final in Beijing.

Einarson shot 96 per cent against Italy and her team was 88 per cent overall.

WATCH l Einarson loses to Norway 6-4 in second world curling championship match:

Canada's Kerri Einarson falls to Norway in second world curling championship match

16 hours agoDuration 0:27The Gimli, Manitoba foursome had trouble making crucial shots, losing to Norway 6-4 in Prince George, B.C.More curling coverage

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