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Veteran photographer Pedro Mendes is covering this year's Portugal Open for Each day throughout the tournament, we'll publish a photo gallery of his exclusive on-site images. You can view them all here.

Kristina Barrois battled Kristina Mladenovic for two-and-a-half hours before bowing.

Mladenovic wears her heart on her strings.

Nastassja Burnett got off to a fast start...

...But Silvia Soler-Espinosa won 12 of the final 14 games to beat the Italian.

Former Portuguese No. 1 Frederico Gil angles off the slice.

No. 3 seed Radu Albot edged Gil, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4).

Leonardo Mayer scrutinizes the ball before contact.

Portuguese wild card Duarte Vale seems to slide into the floral section of the court.

Estrella Cabeza Candela attacks behind her forehand...

...But Alizé Lim had the answers in a 7-5, 6-3 victory.

Italian Gioia Barbieri battled Anabel Medina Garrigues for two hours and 39 minutes.

The Spanish veteran scraped out a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win in a match featuring 20 service breaks.

Pedja Krstin is in sync with his shadow while pulled out wide.

Taro Daniel deserves bonus points for this stylish, no-look sliding backhand retrieval.

Daniel Gimeno-Traver leaves his feet for this forehand drive.

Portuguese teenager André Gaspar Murta is coiled and ready to strike.

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