Actually, I was two days late about the news.
; It was first reported here on Wednesday.
Ai-chan apparently came to Japan Open in October to support Kei as well.
The baby faced Fukuhara is big in China, too, because she used to play at China's Super League and mastered speaking Mandarin. She is nicknamed a "porcelain doll" over there. Some of her Chinese fans are apparently shocked she's dating a Japanese guy, but most are happily surprised she's in love. or so it is reported here.
Her father has been quoted as saying he doesn't know if they are an item, but if it doesn't interfere with their carreers, then he thinks it's OK.
But at least one obsessive Kei fan apparently phoned the Japan Tennis Federation to complain and told them that they must force the two to split!