Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg is going to need a win on Friday to stay in playoff contention at the Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling Boost National 2022 in North Bay.
Her record is 1-2 after losing 8-5 on Thursday to Kaitlyn Lawes. Hasselborg gives credit to Lawes for a good game.
"They played really well and we had some unlucky breaks. It was a pretty good game and we didn't make enough key shots."
Hasselborg picked up silver at the 2018 Worlds here and says she loves North Bay.
"I have so many fond memories of North Bay. It's a beautiful city. We love playing here, the crowd is amazing and one of my coolest memories is from the worlds. We weren't a Canadian team, we were tired after the Olympics but the crowd carried us right to the final when we played a great Jennifer Jones team."
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Hasselborg says there's a lot of change this year in the sport but not on her team which includes Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer and Sofia Mabergs.
"We've played seven years together, we love what we're doing and we don't see any reason to change it up. Honestly, we don't have that many players in Sweden to change it up. We are the four best players and we love our team. We'll keep it going for the next four years. That's the plan."
She says the goals this year are qualifying for the Europeans and the Worlds.
"We're already in the Europeans. That's a big check mark and keep doing what we're doing on tour, win some money and have fun,".