Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic is hoping playing in the grass-court tournament that she won five years ago will kick-start her injury-hit season ahead of Wimbledon and the London Olympics.
The 27-year-old Serb has accepted a wild card into the DFS Classic at Edgbaston, which starts Monday, and believes she is capable of rediscovering the form which enabled her to beat current No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the 2007 final.
Jankovic had been troubled by a back injury before she tore her thigh muscle while playing Fed Cup in February.
''If I could be the No. 1 player in the world, then that shows something. It shows that I can do it again,'' said Jankovic, who is ranked No. 21. ''It's just a matter of believing and working hard, and keeping your mind right.
''I am changing a little bit the way I am playing, and I am working on some things in my game. I want to go to another level and be a better player.''
Seeded fifth, Jankovic could face top-seeded Francesca Schiavone in the quarterfinal...