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Canada's Einarson extends win streak to four games at world curling playdowns

Last Updated May 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm MDT

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson, left, directs her teammates, lead Briane Meilleur, right, and second Shannon Birchard, against Estonia at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – Canada’s Kerri Einarson extended her winning streak to four games Wednesday with a 10-4 victory over Estonia’s Marie Turmann at the world women’s curling championship.

Einarson improved to 5-5 in round-robin play at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.

Her Manitoba-based team of Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur struggled mightily over the first few days of competition. The team’s turnaround started with a win over South Korea, followed by victories over Italy, Scotland, and now a rout of Estonia.

Canada started the day in seventh place in the 14-team standings.

A top-six finish is needed to reach the playoffs on the weekend.

Curling minnow Estonia (1-8) is making its first appearance at this competition but still made heavily favoured Canada work for the victory.

Einarson had hammer in the opening end and used it for a hit and stick to score a deuce. Turmann took a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Einarson gave up a steal of two after a missed takeout.

(The Canadian Press)