Konta gets her Roland Garros campaign underway at 10am this morning against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei.
The British number one, who is the seventh seed, is still looking for her first win in Paris after losing in the first round in the past two years.
And her form heading into the French Open has been far from convincing with defeats to Venus Williams, Laura Siegemund and Anastasija Sevastova during the clay court season.
But Konta has still enjoyed a career defining season after winning the Miami Open in April.
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I think the French will give her the best chance to play well on clay
And Henman feels the quick Parisian courts will help Konta's game.
He told Express Sport: "Clay is still more challenging for her.
"She doesn't have so much experience on clay and I think her movement is an area which she can improve on.
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"But she's improved so much on the other surfaces and the results that she's had, there's no reason why she can't play [well].
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"I think the French will give her the best chance to play well on clay because the courts historically play quick and will suit her the best.
"But irrespective of the way she plays, I think coming onto grass, with the home support, I really hope she can have a great run at Wimbledon."
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