Continuing on from the recent success that has seen Wozniacki rise from No.74 to No.22 in the world, the Dane took to the court against Vinci on the back of a late season resurgence, having won 13 of her last 15 matches.
She drew first blood against the Italian in the fourth game, targeting Italian's backhand and taking advantage of the short balls to draw a spate of errors before a volley into the net gave her the break. An untimely double fault in the next game handed Vinci the break right back, but Wozniacki wrestled the decisive break in reply for a 4-2 lead. She needed three set points but served out the opening set, 6-3.
Wozniacki was more straightforward in the second, bracketing the set with a break in the first and penultimate games, saving three set points in the fifth game to close out the match.