Badminton player Imogen Bankier is out of Yonex German Open

MILNGAVIE badminton player Imogen Bankier and her Bulgaria partner Petya Nedelcheva lost their opening match 21-9, 21-18 in the Yonex German Open on Tuesday.

They faced a tough challenge in the women’s doubles against China’s Zhao Yunlei and Cheng Shu in the first round of qualifying.

Bankier, the 2011 world mixed doubles silver medallist, has only played two tournaments since reaching the Yonex French Open semi-finals in October.