Murray lost on his return from injury when he was beaten in three sets by Nick Kyrgios at Queen's last week and his last victory had been against Benoit Paire in straight sets in the fourth round at Wimbledon last July.
"I'm coming back from a very serious injury which is not easy".
The Scot looked hugely relieved when Wawrinka, himself trying to get back up to speed after knee surgery, double-faulted to end the one hour 17 minute contest in front of a sell-out crowd on centre court.
"I'm not putting any pressure on myself to make that decision after one or two matches here because I don't need to". If I don't, then obviously I won't play.
Quizzed court-side on the challenges of facing the likes of Wawrinka and Edmund early in competitions after tumbling down the rankings while injured, Murray revealed he was glad to get a win out of the way early. I can decide when I want.
His movement looked smooth and the world number 156 will go into a second-round clash with new British number one Kyle Edmund in good spirits, providing there is no adverse reaction. "But the last two matches that I have played have been positive in many respects".
Another break a couple of games later allowed Murray to wrap up the first set shortly after, and midway through the second set he was back on the offensive, clinching his third break of the match for a 3-1 lead to leave Wawrinka on the brink of defeat.
Another Briton is also through to the second round, after Jay Clarke beat Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-4, 6-1. Harrison is ranked 58th.
Sixth-seed David Ferrer eased through with victory over Italian qualifier Matteo Berrettini and Gilles Muller was shocked by Australia's John Millman who came through in three sets on the South Coast.
In the women's tournament, there was a scare for Czech defending champion and second seed Karolina Pliskova but she survived to beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 2-6 6-3.
The second-seeded Pliskova hit nine aces in the first set and seemed on her way to another comfortable victory.
The Swiss star threw everything he had at Murray in the eighth game, earning his first four break points of the match, but Murray looked composed and confident as he saved them all.
Pliskova broke again in the final game, sealing the match when Pavlyuchenkova hit the ball long.
The former world No.1 looked crisp and confident on his return from hip surgery in January as he powered past fellow three-time grand slam victor Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Nature Valley International.
There is no transfer fee but it is understood DC United have agreed a compensation package with the Toffees. He will officially complete his move when the U.S. mid-season transfer window opens on 10 July.
Inside is Qualcomm's current flagship Snapdragon 845 octa-core chip clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. For the past few days, Flipkart has been teasing the arrival of this upcoming Asus flagship smartphone in India.
Group H has featured some of the most surprising and exciting football of the 2018 World Cup thus far. Colombia's World Cup life is on the line when it takes on Senegal on Thursday to close out Group H.
Following his Beijing visit, Mattis will travel to Seoul, where he will meet with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo. The Defense Secretary said that he had very frank and honest discussions with the Chinese officials he met in Beijing.
DC Entertainment has finally unveiled some extensive details about its upcoming DC Universe streaming service . The service will also offer community features and chances to win specially crafted prizes.
One user announced he wanted to crowdfund to send him on holiday and within five days, they had nearly reached their target. Happy Herman Gordon is loved by everyone at Bristol University for his positive attitude and happy-go-lucky nature.
The triumph of a 28-year-old socialist against one of the top figures in the Democratic party should be a wakeup call. Crowley was expected to win the primary over Ocasio-Cortez, a former presidential campaign staffer for Vermont Sen.
Kremlin Aide Says Time, Place for Putin-Trump Summit Set
Ushakov described the talks with Bolton as "constructive and businesslike" and said they "brought the results we were hoping for". He added that when Moscow and Washington had differences in the past, Russian and U.S. leaders still met.
US, Russia agree to hold Putin-Trump summit
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Daly walks after USGA stalls on cart usage
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Local organization hosting free HIV testing Wednesday
Williams State Service Center in Dover and the Thurman Adams State Service Center in Georgetown, offer free testing year-round. An estimated 1 in 5 Canadians living with HIV is unaware of their condition, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Amazon to acquire online pharmacy PillPack
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Amazon referred to the deal as a "definitive merger agreement". Its pharmacy is based in Manchester, N.H., and its business operations are located in Somerville, Mass.
AAA: CarPlay, Android Auto less distracting than built
An interesting finding from the study is that, overall, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are about equal for ease of use. Overall, automakers' systems were found to demand high or very high attention to complete all tasks.
Shock Germany win 'shook South Korea upside down'
Meanwhile, Sweden finished top of Group F on goal difference after the win against Mexico , with both teams on six points. With Germany desperately looking for a goal to get back in the match, Neuer joined the attack.
Rupee hits new low, breaches 69 for first time
The Indian currency weakened to 68.9100 per USA dollar Thursday, past its previous record of 68.8650 reached in November 2016. Things have gone from bad to worse for the rupee, Indonesian rupiah and Philippine peso after the benchmark 10-year U.S.