LAKE LOUISE - Olympic champion Tina Maze won the season-opening women's World Cup downhill on Friday, while American speed queen Lindsey Vonn finished eighth in her first race in almost a year. Slovenia's Maze finished in a time of one minute, 50.98 seconds, topping runner-up Anna Fenninger of Austria, who clocked 1:51.43. Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather was third in 1:51.49. "I think the course is great," said Maze, who had the fastest time in the second training run then skipped Thursday's final training. I figured out how to ski already in the first two days, that's why I didn't take part in the final training run. I was pretty much nervous today about how it would go, but it went OK so it's perfect." Vonn finished 0.85 seconds adrift of Maze on a Lake Louise course where she has won 14 times.