Diana started playing in primary school in Latvia and was invited to train with a development squad when she was eight years ago. She played for the Latvian junior national team and in five European championships both as an individual and in the pairs' competitions. She has won a host of medals including silver in last year's Latvian national championships and is the reigning Baltic States' junior champion.
She said: "Latvia is a small country and most of the players now live around the world so I am looking forward to meeting up with my team mates to head out to Malaysia. "I have continued playing in the UK – training and competing about four times a week – and I also do fitness and strength training in the gym five times a week so I hope to do well in the competition. "I am really enjoying playing for the club here and it works well alongside my College studies."