As many expected, the Djokovic-Nadal rivalry will present its 56th head-to-head clash in this year's Roland Garros showdown on the Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday.
The hosts continued on the front foot and went ahead for a third time with nine minutes remaining as Waldschmidt chested the ball down before hammering home from 13 meters.
"Sometimes I feel that according to my physical condition, I can still play two or three seasons, but I don't have enough energy for it since taking up the coach position," she admitted.
The talk is about 21-year-old Mick who have felt the burden of being compared to his father, the seven times world champion and Formula 1 record holder Michael Schumacher (51).
After Chen's fast break layup, Jiangsu had an 11-point lead with 3:30 remaining thanks to an 8-0 surge, and didn't surrender its advantage from there.
"We didn't execute as we prepared. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
"We made full preparation for this match, and restrained their main attackers quite well," said Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei.
It's still not certain whether Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal will be able to take part after he was unable to travel to Lisbon after an inconclusive COVID-19 test.
"I've already done it in Australia," said the 21-year-old Kenin, "I've had tough matches these past two weeks and I'm so excited to be in the final. It's incredible. I'm going to enjoy this moment today and get ready for the final tomorrow (on Saturday)."
The American improved her 2020 record in majors to a spectacular 16-1 after the win, during which she avoided the need for a deciding set and saved 10 of 12 breakpoints to seal the victory.
Despite a big win, Sichuan coach Pan Wei said her team didn't play to what had been anticipated before the match.