A stunning mural painted on a Melbourne wall next to the John Cain Arena at the Australian Open couldn’t lift local hero Ash Barty into the the semi-finals today, beaten in three sets by Karolina Muchova.
The mural by artist Monty Aka Paink took three days to complete.
“The eyes really capture the emotion,” Paink said.
“And being. Asocial Aussie here, I just wanted to do a good job.”
Barty was impressed.
“It’s really cool and I think as Monty said, he wanted to nail the eyes and he’s done a great job.”