The German curling women got off to a bad start at the World Championships in Sandviken, Sweden.

    The team led by Skip Andrea Jentzsch from Füssen suffered a 5:12 defeat against Scotland, who came third in the European Championship. Already after three out of ten possible ends the German team was 0:5 behind. There was a brief hope after a 3-0 in the fourth end, but a 0-4 in the ninth end made everything clear for the Scots.

    The next German opponents on Sunday are New Zealand (2 p.m.) and Italy (7 p.m.). Defending champions Switzerland started the tournament on Saturday with a 7-5 win over the USA. In the evening there was an 11:2 against Japan, who already gave up after six ends.