The former World No.2 was magnificent in the early stages of the tournament as she failed to lose a single game, with home hope Chloe Mesic being put to the sword in the semi-final. Kennedy on the other hand had dispatched number two seed Cyrielle Peltier in the quarter-final before moving on to down compatriot Alison Thomson to book her place in the final.
The experienced Grinham started the match on the front foot with the 37-year-old controlling proceedings in the first game to secure an 11-4 win. Kennedy didn’t give up though and, after some unforced errors from Grinham, found herself back on a level footing after prevailing in game two.
Grinham was back in control in the third though after some lengthy rallies went in the Dutchwoman’s favour. Kennedy put up a good fight but she was powerless to stop Grinham from pressing on to an 11-4, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6 victory in 41 minutes.
Her win in Paris represents a remarkable return to form for Grinham who, after enduring a barren spell in 2014, has now lifted two PSA World Tour titles this year in addition to reaching the final of the Tournament of Pyramides four months ago.