Both players will be competing in their second SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals after playing with different partners in 2016 at Toronto. Heidrich and Nadine Zumkehr were second after losing the finale to Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany. Vergé-Dépré was fifth with Isabelle Forrer. Qualifying for Hamburg via their international ranking, Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré placed ninth at the FIVB World Championships earlier this month in Vienna. A new team on the 2017 FIVB World Tour, Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré rebounded from 17ths in their first two events to place second, fifth, fourth, fifth and ninth in their next five events. Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré, who competed with their former partners in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, started playing on the FIVB World Tour in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Both have played in 67 world tour events with Heidrich netting two gold medals, seven podium placements and eight “final four” finishes. Vergé-Dépré has one gold medal, five podiums and eight “final fours” to her credit on the world tour.