Day 1 - Player Reaction (Women)

EVENING

Canada

Canada Skip Jocelyn Peterman, said:

"Got their campaign back on track with a 7-5 evening win over Scotland, who had earlier beaten Norway by 9-3 in eight ends. After this recovery, Peterman said, “we’re definitely more pleased with that. We just got rid of our first-game nerves and the whole team played a lot better."

Japan

After their victory over Italy, Japan Skip, Sayaka Yoshimura, said:

“It’s our first time playing in Europe but the time difference has not been a problem. We have just made a lot of mistakes in our games but glad to get the win tonight. It gives us confidence and as the game went on we began to pick up momentum and I hope that continues tomorrow.”

MORNING

Scotland

After their win over Norway, Hannah Fleming, Scotland Skip, said:

“That was really good. We had a slightly slow start but not because we weren’t playing well, but just because the other team were really on their game.

"We played really well in the sixth end to get our four. The team set it up really well for me and I didn’t have to do a lot.

"I’m quite surprised about Canada’s result. I’m not sure whether that’s good news or bad news for us. Either way, they’re going to be up for the game against us tonight.

"We just wanted to play a simple game to ease us in gently, and I think we did that."

Canada

After losing to Czech Republic, Jocelyn Peterman, Skip, Canada, said:

"That wasn’t the start we were looking for. We just didn’t read the ice and we’re going to go back now, talk about that game and figure out what we need to do. This is the first trip to Europe for all of us."

Sweden

Following their win over Italy, Sweden Skip, Sara McManus, said:

"I am very happy with our game. It is very important to get a good start and we played very well on most of the stones.

"The ice was very good and it was really nice to play. But, of course, our opponents from Italy had some problems and made it easy for us."

Czech Republic

After their win against Canada, Czech Republic Skip, Zuzana Hajkova, said:

“We are really happy to win as it’s our first game in the World Championship. I think we played very well, but our opponents also played well in some draws. I must say that we were totally nervous but this was the power which spurred us to victory. I think that perhaps we were better prepared than our opponents and for the ice.

“This gives us great confidence, now we have an awesome feeling about this championship and we want to win everything!”

Russia

After beating Japan in the morning, Russian Skip, Anna Sidorova, said:

“I feel perfectly well after this win, but it is only the first game, we have a lot of games ahead. But we will try to do our best.

“Although this win gives us confidence, it is not everything. The score is big but in curling you can only win by one point and that’s all that matters.

“When I go into any Championship or Bonspiel I am always aiming to win and this is no different.”

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