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What a shot! 25 amazing sports photos

Published 0419 GMT (1219 HKT) January 28, 2019
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Naomi Osaka kisses her trophy after winning the Australian Open on Saturday, January 26. Osaka defeated Petra Kvitova in the final, winning 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-4. It is the second straight Grand Slam title for Osaka, who also won the US Open last year. She will now become the first Japanese player to become No. 1 in the world. DAVID GRAY/AFP/Getty Images
Sacramento's Bogdan Bogdanovic shoots a floater in the lane during an NBA game against Brooklyn on Monday, January 21. Sarah Stier/Getty Images
French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres perform at the European Championships on Thursday, January 24. They took home the gold. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win his seventh Australian Open title on Sunday, January 27. No man has won more Australian Opens than Djokovic, who now has 15 major titles -- two behind Nadal and five behind Roger Federer. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Horses break from the gate at the start of the Pegasus World Cup, which took place in Hallandale, Florida, on Saturday, January 26. City of Light won the race in what was the final start of his career. Michael Reaves/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal competes against Frances Tiafoe during the Australian Open quarterfinals on Tuesday, January 22. Fred Lee/Getty Images
German luger Natalie Geisenberger whizzes by the crowd during the World Championships on Saturday, January 26. She won gold in women's singles and women's sprint. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Golden State's Stephen Curry, right, tries to steal the ball from Boston's Kyrie Irving during an NBA game in Boston on Saturday, January 26. Elise Amendola/AP
Golf fans get a shot of Tiger Woods' tee shot during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday, January 24. Gregory Bull/AP
Serena Williams looks down during her quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, January 23. Wiliams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 third-set lead to Karolina Pliskova, who defeated her 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Dogs speed through the Czech snow Friday, January 25, during the Sedivackuv Long dog-sled race. David Tanecek/AP
US hockey player Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman in history to compete at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition when she took part in the Fastest Skater contest on Friday, January 25. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Adel Altamimi, right, wraps up Brandon McMahon during Bellator 214 on Saturday, January 26. Altamimi won his debut fight by first-round submission. David Mandel/USA TODAY Sports
Daniel Bodin soars through the air on his way to winning the Snowmobile Freestyle event at the Winter X Games on Friday, January 25. Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Petra Kvitova is reflected in her runner-up trophy as she's interviewed at the Australian Open on Saturday, January 26. Kin Cheung/AP
Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk sprawls out to make a save during the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, January 26. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
UConn's Crystal Dangerfield, right, steals the ball from SMU's Ariana Whitfield during a college basketball game in Storrs, Connecticut, on Wednesday, January 23. Jessica Hill/AP
People watch Lauren Davis, a tennis player in the WTA Challenger Series, return a shot during a match in Newport Beach, California, on Friday, January 25. Jae C. Hong/AP
Karina Manta and Joseph Johnson perform their free-dance program at the US Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, January 26. Paul Sancya/AP
A young fan of the Sydney Sixers cheers on his cricket team during a match on Wednesday, January 23. Jenny Evans/Getty Images
Skaters compete in a downhill ice-cross race in Igora, Russia, on Saturday, January 26. ANTON VAGANOV/REUTERS
Jean-Michel Bazire is covered in mud during a harness race in Paris on Sunday, January 27. Scoop Dyga/Icon Sport/Getty Images
Sporting's Nemanja Gudelj, left, and SC Braga's Wilson Eduardo compete for a header during a League Cup semifinal in Braga, Portugal, on Wednesday, January 23. Sporting advanced to the final on penalties. HUGO DELGADO/LUSA/EPA
Russian figure skater Aleksandra Boikova spins in the air as she and Dmitrii Kozlovskii perform at the European Championships on Wednesday, January 23. They won the bronze. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson is introduced to the home crowd before the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, January 26. See 34 amazing sports photos from last week Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports