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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

If you like, enter your answer in the Comments section. The first person to answer the question correctly has the honor of being our “Winner of the Week.” (We’ll reveal that person, and the correct answer, in that question’s Comments the following week.)

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Tennis Champ

On Saturday, Kim Clijsters of Belgium won her third U.S. Open women's singles title. (The U.S. Open is one of tennis's four biggest tournaments). This is her second-start title since returning from a two-year retirement caused by injuries. This year, Clijsters set a record for the shortest women's final (since they started timing matches in 1980). The match against Russia's Vera Zvonareva lasted only 3,540 seconds. How many minutes is that?

it lasted 59 minutes!

Correct answer! Congratulations to Kim P.--our winner of the week!

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