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Naomi Osaka, Jurgen Klopp and the Daytona 500 pile-up: 25 of the best sports images of the week

We pick out the most spectacular images from the last seven days

The first tennis Grand Slam of the season reached its conclusion this week when Naomi Osaka became Australian Open champion for a second time.

After a tournament that was first delayed then put in jeopardy again due to the coronavirus, Japanese player Osaka sealed a straight sets victory over Jennifer Brady at Melbourne Park.

The 23-year-old became only the third player in the Open Era – behind Monica Seles and Roger Federer – to win her first four Grand Slam finals.

There were dramatic scenes at the Daytona 500 race last weekend when numerous cars were involved in a huge pile-up on the last lap.

Malcolm McDowell emerged from the carnage to win his first Nascar Cup Series race in 357 starts.

McDowell was running third behind Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski when he bumped Keselowski, who then hit Logano and sent both into spinning, flaming wrecks that took out both cars and several others. Asked what happened, Logano said: "Pandemonium, I guess. Chaos struck."

We have picked out 25 stunning images in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next picture click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Published: February 21, 2021 07:51 AM

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