The US have now won five of the last seven editions and 10 of 15 since the Solheim Cup started in 1990.
The USA produced a record-setting performance in the afternoon fourballs to forge a dominant lead at the Solheim Cup.
It was a huge weight off the shoulders of Kim, who five years earlier had thrown away the chance to win the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Kim In-kyung held her nerve and was ruthless on Sunday as she claimed a first major title by winning the Women's British Open.
Despite a poor finish to her opening round at the Ricoh Women's British Open, Charley Hull is satisfied with her ball striking and hopeful of going low on Friday.
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