China and Russia are joint first in the standings following the fourth day of round-robin action at the Women's World Curling Championships in Danish town Silkeborg.
China bounced back from a 9-7 loss against Russia in session nine to beat Germany 8-6 in session 11 and move onto a record of six wins and one loss.
They are joined on the same record by the Russians, who made it two wins out of two today by defeating Finland 9-8 in session 11 at the Silkeborg Sportscenter.
Just behind the top two are South Korea and Sweden with five wins and one loss.
South Korea overcame Switzerland 6-5 and Japan 11-4 today, while Sweden beat Finland 10-2 in their sole outing.
Scotland occupy fifth place on four wins and two losses following their 6-5 success over Canada.
Germany, Japan and Switzerland share sixth place on three wins and three losses.
The Germans preceded their defeat against China by overcoming the United States 10-5.
Switzerland, meanwhile, recovered from losing against South Korea to beat Latvia 8-5.
Today’s other matches saw Latvia defeat hosts Denmark 11-8 for their first win and the US overcome Canada 13-6.
Round-robin action will continue tomorrow.
It is due to conclude on Friday (March 22) before the semi-finals on Saturday (March 23) and medal matches on Sunday (March 24).