Qualifying via their international ranking, Davidova and Shchypkova will be the second women’s team from Ukraine to compete in the FIVB World Championships. Svitlana Baburina and Galyna Osheyko were 17th at the 2009 FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. After playing in four FIVB events in 2007, Davidova returned to the World Tour in 2016 with Shchypkova as the pair participated for the Ukraine in the FIVB Continental Cup finals in Sochi, Russia. Davidova and Shchypkova's best FIVB World Tour finish was a ninth earlier this season in Rio de Janeiro along with 17ths at SWATCH Major Series events in Croatia and Switzerland. The Ukrainians captured a gold medal at a 2016 European challenger/satellite event in Lithuania.