Jersey's Elizabeth Cann says she is ready to prove herself at the English National Badminton Championships.
The 31-year-old is the only player in the draw who has won the title before.
The four-time champion told BBC Jersey: "I still want to be number one in the country, and winning the nationals is one sure way to prove it."
Top seed Cann has a bye in the first round, and will meet either Steffi Clark from Yorkshire or Hertfordshire's Helena Lewczynska.
Despite her three previous victories in the women's singles, Cann lost out in the final last year, going down 27-25 in the final game to Jill Pittard.