Eight-time champions Sweden were beaten for the first time at the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship in Riga, Latvia on Tuesday going down 6-4 to China, who won their first game in six attempts against Germany in the morning session.
The World Women's Curling Championship continued in Riga on Tuesday and host nation Latvia were still looking for their first win of the tournament in their sixth outing.
They were up against an in-form Russian side, but matched their opponents in every department - until the ninth end, that is.
Russia skip Anna Sidorova scoring three to turn a 6-7 deficit into a 9-7 win.
Sweden - the only side left in the competition with a 100 per cent record - then faced China, who had only won their first game in Riga in the morning session.
The Swedes were expected to record another easy victory, but China had other ideas.
China scored and registered their second win in a matter of hours 6-4.
Reigning champions Switzerland, were badly beaten by Scotland here.
On End 9, Scotland skip Eve Muirhead executed a perfect line, took out a Swiss stone to leave five of her own in the house and Scotland won the match 11-4 to go level with Sweden at the top of the table with a 5-1 record.
China shock Sweden in the World Women's Curling ChampionshipWednesday, March 20 2013