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Carey, Canada drop opener to Korea at world women's curling championship

Korea's Minji Kim scored three in the ninth end to edge Canada's Chelsea Carey 7-6 on Saturday at the world women's curling championship in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Canada will play Germany and Latvia on Sunday

Canada skip Chelsea Carey curls in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., on Feb. 25, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Korea's Min-ji Kim scored three in the ninth end to edge Canada's Chelsea Carey 7-6 on Saturday at the world women's curling championship in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Korea opened the scoring with a single in the third end before Carey countered with two in the fourth. The Koreans went ahead 3-2 with a pair in the fifth end but the Calgary skip countered with two in the sixth for the 4-3 advantage.

Kim tied the score 4-4 with a single in the seventh before the Canadians counted two again in the eighth for the 6-4 advantage. But the Koreans responded with three in the ninth end.

WATCH | Carey comes up light in loss to Korea:

Canada fell 7-6 to Korea in their opening game of the 2019 World Women's Curling Championship in Silkeborg, Denmark. 0:58

Carey will play twice Sunday. She'll face Germany's Daniela Jentsch in the early draw before taking on Latvia's Iveta Stasa-Sarsune in the evening draw.

Carey is attempting to give Canada a rare three-peat at the women's world curling championship. The country is chasing a third straight tournament title after unbeaten runs by Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones last year and Ottawa's Rachel Homan in 2017.

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