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Undefeated Switzerland edges Canada 7-6 at world women's curling championship

Three-time defending champion Switzerland remained undefeated at the women's world curling championship with a 7-6 win over Canada in Tuesday's afternoon draw.

Silvana Tirinzoni's squad led 6-4 following a three-point fifth end and a steal of one in the sixth.

After a blank seventh, Canada skip Einarson scored one in the eighth and tied the match 6-6 with a steal in the ninth.

With the hammer in the final end, Tirinzoni scored one to cement the win and improve to 6-0.

Einarson and teammates Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris, fell to 4-2. The team from Gimli, Man., entered Tuesday's late draw tied for second with Italy, South Korea and Norway.

Canada faced winless New Zealand (0-6) in the evening draw.

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