She explained the retirement on Twitter. Just a tweaked hamstring, so that's good. I think last year she lost to Riske in first round of Nottingham, so slightly better result this time.
Originally Posted by @tamira1990
Tweaked my hamstring in the second set and didn't want to risk it at such an important time of year for me. Was feeling great out there though and so happy to feel that I've turned a corner. Loving being back on grass, Birmingham next!
Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour." Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."
Good Luck Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina GNTM 2017
I'm so sad for Tamira. It looked like she injured her inner thigh, I'm not sure. She took a medical time out after breaking Caroline for 2-1 in the second set. She had her thigh heavily strapped, then played one more game. It looked like she could barely play, then she retired.
It's so disappointing, because the momentum was with her when she got injured. She was just starting to find her game, after hitting so many unforced errors in the first.