SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones has kept her winning streak rolling in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.

Jones made quick work of Alina Paetz shutting out the Swiss side 7-0 in just four ends during Tuesday’s opening draw of the Boost National at the Essar Centre.

The reigning Olympic champion picked up where she left off after posting a perfect 7-0 record last month to win the Masters women’s title.

“It’s hard to get a win in a Grand Slam, so it’s nice to have your first game, get out there, play well and pick up the W,” said Jones, who has captured a record eight Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s titles. “We’re pretty happy with the start.”

Jones jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first end splitting the rings for a textbook deuce and capitalizing for another point. Paetz’s last sailed cleanly through the house allowing Jones to ease in her final stone for three points.

Paetz, who defeated Jones in the 2015 world championship final, fell into trouble in the second end with her last rolling heavy to give up a couple and trail 5-0. Things went from bad to worse for Paetz …read more


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