|Born||27 April 1982|
|Highest ranking||No. 247 (2 April 2001)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2001)|
|Career titles||0 WTA / 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 349 (8 October 2001)|
Melissa Dowse (born 27 April 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.
Dowse, who grew up in Gosford, was a top 20 ranked junior and represented Australia at the 1998 World Youth Cup held in Italy.
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. 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.
In 2001 she won three ITF doubles titles over the course of a month in Japan partnering with Samantha Stosur.
|Runner-up||1.||9 September 2001||Kugayama, Japan||Hard||Samantha Stosur|| Seiko Okamoto
|4-6, 6-2, 1-6|
|Winner||1.||16 September 2001||Ibaraki, Japan||Hard||Samantha Stosur|| Beti Sekulovski
|6-4, 5-7, 6-2|
|Winner||2.||23 September 2001||Osaka, Japan||Hard||Samantha Stosur|| Beti Sekulovski
|5-7, 6-3, 6-3|
|Winner||3.||30 September 2001||Kyoto, Japan||Carpet||Samantha Stosur|| Seiko Okamoto
|6-3, 3-6, 6-2|
|Runner-up||2.||29 April 2002||Dubrovnik, Croatia||Clay||Linda Smolenaková|| Blanka Kumbárová
|6-1, 4-6, 4-6|
|Winner||4.||19 May 2002||Casale, Italy||Clay||Rochelle Rosenfield|| Melisa Arévalo
|3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1|