Michaela Blyde was the star for the Black Ferns with a brilliant hat-trick as the New Zealanders outclassed the French at AT&T Park.
"But I wouldn't be able to do it without the girls who are out on the field with me". "France are a quality team and for them not to score against us is a proud effort from the sisters".
The New Zealanders' superior pace and unwavering defence proved the difference, Blyde's hat-trick in the final taking her tally to a tournament high of nine tries.
Should they beat the Scots they'll progress to the semi-final against the victor of the match between hosts U.S. and England.
Kenya, who have reached the semi-finals in the last two Rugby World Cup Sevens, struggled after losing two players to yellow cards, opening the door for a flurry of tries from Scotland before the dramatic finale.
Their semi-final opponents New Zealand have also won two World Cups and would edge into the outright lead with a win, while South Africa have never won even one. In fact, the United States led 14-12 at the half but New Zealand came back and played their own game in the second half to win, 26-21.
They face a very strong looking Fiji side tomorrow who dispatched of Argentina 43-7 in their quarter-final.
"Last time we played, they actually beat us in Paris, so we dare not underestimate them".
"We can take a lot of confidence from our performance in Paris and we've had a boost with a couple of players returning from injury so we're really happy with where the squad is at the moment". Fiji will play defending World Champions New Zealand, who edged France 12-7.
Captain Tom Mitchell was England's saviour, picking out Phil Burgess with a crossfield kick for the winning score.
The host nation have emerged as a genuine force on the world sevens circuit, where they have recorded victories in London and Las Vegas in recent years.