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Homan captures 14th Grand Slam title at Masters; Retornaz wins third straight

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SASKATOON — Ottawa's Rachel Homan won the women's title at the Grand Slam of Curling's WFG Masters with an 8-4 victory over Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni in Sunday's final.

Homan's team scored four in the third end to take a 4-1 lead.

Tirinzoni chipped away to pull within one, but another big end for Homan, this time scoring three in the seventh, put the game out of reach.

Homan picked up her first Grand Slam title of the season.

She now has 14 over her career, including four Masters titles.

In the men's final, Joel Retornaz and his top-ranked Italian rink edged Scotland's Ross Whyte 3-2 to win the men's title.

Retornaz scored one in the eighth and final end to secure the win.

The Italian team has won all three men's Grand Slam titles so far this season.

Retornaz is just the sixth men’s skip in Grand Slam history to win three titles in a row.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 17, 2023.