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Ottawa's Homan dumps Russia's Sidorova 7-2 in Canadian Open quarter-finals

YORKTON, Sask. — Rachel Homan was in top form Saturday as her Ottawa team defeated Russia's Anna Sidorova 7-2 in quarter-final play at the Canadian Open.

Homan hit all 14 of her throws for a rare 100 per cent shooting display at the Gallagher Centre.

Her rink threw an impressive 92 per cent overall. Sidorova, meanwhile, threw at a 71 per cent clip and her team was at 76 per cent.

Homan was scheduled to play Calgary's Chelsea Carey in the semifinals Saturday night.

Carey outscored Switzerland's Alina Paetz 8-6.

Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones was to play Scotland's Eve Muirhead in the other evening semifinal. Jones beat Tracy Fleury of Sudbury, Ont., 6-2 while Muirhead edged Edmonton's Val Sweeting 6-5.

The men's quarter-finals and semifinals were also scheduled for Saturday. The finals were on tap Sunday.

The Canadian Open is the third major on the Grand Slam of Curling season.

The Canadian Press

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