The win meant she qualifies for the semi-finals from the Purple Group in excellent form.
Kenin was called into action in the tournament after Bianca Andreescu had retired injured earlier in the week.
Roland-Garros
Svitolina dumped out by Krejcikova as another seed tumbles
05/06/2021 AT 12:08
She will face Belinda Bencic on Saturday, though was pushed hard by Kenin after saving two set points in the final set.
Roland-Garros
Fifth seed Svitolina beats Li to reach third round
03/06/2021 AT 10:47
Roland-Garros
Svitolina fights past teenager Babel in straight sets
01/06/2021 AT 10:10