Jennifer Jones books spot in women's curling final
Beats Great Britain's Eve Muirhead in semifinal
Canada's Jennifer Jones won a spot in the Olympic women's curling final, beating Eve Muirhead of Great Britain 6-4 Wednesday in their semifinal game at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi.
Jones's 10th-straight victory guaranteed her of winning her first Olympic medal, which will be at least a silver.
"We've worked so hard, every team here has worked so hard, but to have it come true, to be in the gold medal game, is something you dream of your entire life," Jones said following the game.
The Winnipeg-based rink of Jones, lead Dawn McEwen, second Jill Officer and third Kaitlyn Lawes will face Sweden on Thursday, streaming live on cbc.ca/olympics at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Swedish skip Margaretha Sigfridsson beat Mirjam Ott of Switzerland 7-5 in the other semifinal.
Canada was in control for the majority of the game, taking a 5-3 lead into the ninth end. Muirhead was forced to draw for a single against two Canadian stones, setting up the tense finish.
Jones sealed her win in the semi with the final stone of the 10th end; facing three British stones in position to steal a victory after a brilliant double takeout by Muirhead, the Canadian skip drew her shot smoothly to the button.
"We didn't let them get their shots in the second half of the game. We really kept in control. To be one up coming home was great," Jones said. "It was an unbelievable game. We struck up that early lead and never gave it up - and that says a lot about my girls."
"Dawn made two perfect tick shots and left the fourth one open for me and I've felt so good with the draw weight all week. Having to make a big team shot to win, you couldn't have scripted it any better," she added.