Christine Matison

Christine Matison (born 29 October 1951) is an Australian former professional tennis player who reached the semi-finals of the 1978 Australian Open as a qualifier.

Matison was the first woman qualifier to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. The next woman qualifier to do so was Alexandra Stevenson in the 1999 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

In 1975, Matison won the doubles of the Western Australian Championships in Perth partnering Lesley Turner Bowrey, beating Sue Barker and Michelle Tyler-Wilson in the final in two sets.


  1. ^ Clarey, Christopher (27 June 2000). "Stevenson, a Semifinalist Last Year, Struggles for Success on Tour : Flash in the Pan or Future Star?". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008.

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