Meluawati was a member of Indonesia's world champion 1996 Uber Cup (women's international) team, winning her final round match against China's future World and Olympic champion Zhang Ning. She was also a member of the 1998 Indonesian Uber Cup team which finished second to China. In individual competition she won women's singles at the Polish Open in 1997 and was women's singles runner-up to the formidable Susi Susanti at the Indonesia Open that year.
Playing for the United States in the early 2000s, Meluawati won consecutive U.S. National women's singles titles in 2001, 2002, and 2003; and women's doubles in 2001 and 2003. She also won women's singles at the Pan American Championships in 2001.