Stephanie Voegele retired today during her first round in Birmingham, in a match against qualifier Laura Robson. Voegele retired with a lower back injury. Also retiring from lower back problem was Regina Kulikova.
12th seed Elena Baltacha will play her first round match against qualifier Kaia Kanepi tomorrow, and Anne Keothavong will play Pauline Parmentier. The other British players--wild card Naomi Broady, wild card Melanie South, Katie Obrien, and wild card Heather Watson--all lost today.
Also going out today was qualifier Michaella Krajicek, defeated by Anastasia Rodionova.