Scotland began their World Women’s Curling Championship campaign with defeat to Sweden in Swift Current, Canada.
Eve Muirhead’s rink lost 5-3 in a cagey affair, having slipped 2-1 behind in the fifth end.
Muirhead, who won the title in 2013 and was a runner-up in 2010, will go up against Germany and Korea on Sunday.
Japan and Russia top the standings after two wins on the opening day of the round-robin stage.
Hosts Canada and defending champions Switzerland also made winning starts.
Swedish skip Margaretha Sigfridsson said: “We played really well. Games against Eve are really interesting. I think we were in the driver’s seat for the duration of the game, but it was very close.”