Scotland's top women's singles player Kirsty Gilmour has moved into badminton's top 20 for the first time.
The 20-year-old from Hamilton is now the third highest ranked player from a Commonwealth nation in the countdown to Glasgow 2014.
On Wednesday she starts her Yonex German Open challenge in Mulheim.
She also teams up again with Jillie Cooper in the women's doubles where they face Japanese fourth seeds Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda.
The German event is the perfect preparation for next week's Yonex All England Open Championships in Birmingham when she gets the chance to test her Commonwealth credentials against Saina Nehwal in a first-round match.