Canada’s Jennifer Jones still perfect at women’s world curling championship

NORTH BAY, Ont.—Canada’s Jennifer Jones was given a rather favourable schedule at the start of the world women’s curling championship, and she’s taken full advantage.

The Winnipeg skip picked up two more wins Tuesday at the North Bay Memorial Gardens. She beat Denmark’s Angelina Jensen 10-5 in the morning before topping Scotland’s Hannah Fleming 8-6 in the evening.

Jones has opened the competition with six straight victories.

Canada’s first three wins over the weekend went smoothly and China provided a mild test Monday.

On Tuesday, Jensen’s team was game against the host side in the early going before fading in the eighth end, giving up four points for the loss.

“We started a little bit slow so we’ll try to fix that in the next game,” Jones said. “But we’re ending really strong, which if you’re going to pick a way to do it, that’s the way to go.”

The Canada skip put up three points over the first two ends against Scotland, but Fleming scored a deuce in the third and nailed a delicate double-tapback for three in the fifth to take the lead.

Scotland stole a single in the sixth when Jones was wide with a raise attempt. But Jones rebounded with a double takeout in the seventh to score three for a lead she wouldn’t relinquish.