Bankier faces tough opener in badminton’s Yonex German Open

BADMINTON ace Imogen Bankier is back in action at the Yonex German Open.

The Milngavie Olympian returns to individual international tournament action on Tuesday in Mulheim.

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

She will team up with Bulgaria’s Petya Nedelcheva in the women’s doubles in Mulheim when the pair face a tough start against China’s Zhao Yunlei and Cheng Shu in the first round of qualifying.