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FOOTBALL: Walsall boxing champion Martin Gethin will pull on a Saddlers Legends shirt this Sunday in the annual Fans v Legends game at Rushall Olympic (3pm ko).

Gethin will join Tony Barras, Ian Roper, Mark Taylor, Brian Palgrave, Tony Millard, Darren Wrack Tommy Dass, Andy Reece, Terry Angus and goalkeeper Neil Ironside who impressed against the Legends playing for Lichfield City Vets last season as confirmed attenders.

Admission will be PS3 adults, PS1 concessions.

TENNIS: A triumphant Venus Williams followed up her excellent victory over Victoria Azarenka by edging out another seeded player in Simona Halep to reach the quarter-finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Williams, who rolled back the years by beating world number two Azarenka on Tuesday, was made to work harder by Romanian 13th seed Halep in the last 16.

The veteran American lost the first set and was a break down on three occasions in the second before eventually forcing a decider, where she trailed 2-0 but bounced back again to record a 4-6 7-5 6-3 win in two hours and 25 minutes.

She will next face Eugenie Bouchard, who produced the shock of the day by comfortably defeating sixth seed and former world number one Jelena Jankovic in straight sets.
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