Melissa Dowse
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Melissa Dowse
Melissa Dowse
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1982-04-27) 27 April 1982 (age 38)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$42,448
Singles
Career record63-68
Highest rankingNo. 247 (2 April 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
Doubles
Career record32-28
Career titles0 WTA / 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 349 (8 October 2001)

Melissa Dowse (born 27 April 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Biography

Dowse, who grew up in Gosford, was a top 20 ranked junior and represented Australia at the 1998 World Youth Cup held in Italy.[1]

A right-handed player, Dowse is most noted for appearing twice in the singles main draw of the Australian Open. In the 2000 Australian Open she received a wildcard and faced German qualifier Jana Kandarr in a first round match she lost 6-8 in the third set, having held a match point.[2] She returned for the 2001 Australian Open as another wildcard entrant and this time won her first round match over Alexandra Fusai in three sets, the last of which she claimed 6-0. In the second round she was easily defeated by Silvia Farina Elia.[3]

In 2001 she won three ITF doubles titles over the course of a month in Japan partnering with Samantha Stosur.

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles (4-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 September 2001 Kugayama, Japan Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Japan Seiko Okamoto
Japan Nami Urabe
4-6, 6-2, 1-6
Winner 1. 16 September 2001 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Australia Beti Sekulovski
Australia Sarah Stone
6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Winner 2. 23 September 2001 Osaka, Japan Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Australia Beti Sekulovski
Australia Sarah Stone
5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 30 September 2001 Kyoto, Japan Carpet Australia Samantha Stosur Japan Seiko Okamoto
Japan Nami Urabe
6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 29 April 2002 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay Slovakia Linda Smolenaková Czech Republic Blanka Kumbárová
Czech Republic Jana Macurová
6-1, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 19 May 2002 Casale, Italy Clay Australia Rochelle Rosenfield Argentina Melisa Arévalo
Argentina Erica Krauth
3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1

References

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - 1998 NEC World Youth Cup Final - Girls - 15 September - 20 September 1998". ITF. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Hingis keeps rolling at Open". Reno Gazette-Journal. 22 January 2000. p. 17. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Ilie lets rip to lead home charge". 18 January 2001. p. 48. Retrieved 2018.

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