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  Saturday, 7 September, 2002, 23:46 GMT 00:46 UK
Happened on this day - 8 September
On this day in history
2000: Third seed Venus Williams reaches the women's singles final of the US Open at Flushing Meadows with a three-set win over number one seed Martina Hingis.

Williams goes on to beat Lindsay Davenport in the final, winning the title that her sister, Serena, had captured in 1999.

1999: England play Poland again, this time in the Euro 2000 qualifiers. They draw 0-0 in Warsaw, with David Batty sent off.

1993: England defeat Poland 3-0 at Wembley in a World Cup qualifying match, while the Republic of Ireland beat Lithuania 2-0 for a fourth successive win - the best sequence in their history.

1968: Virginia Wade defeats Billie-Jean King to capture the US Open women's title.

1888: The first matches in the newly-formed Football League are played, with Derby producing the best result by defeating Bolton 6-3.

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