“It is different. I am fresher. Of course I did work hard at home, but I didn't have matches, many matches, so my body is not that used [to it]. So, yeah, it's a plus, in my opinion, that I feel fresh,” she told reporters after the Rome final.
“I played really well this year. I have three titles already. I played so much on clay. I feel confident. I feel happy that I will have a chance to play another Grand Slam this year.
"I'm not going to let myself be bothered about the weather or something like this. I just try to be happy, to take the positives from this tournament, and to go there smiling.”
Apostu-Efremov believes players are accustomed to adjusting their game based on the varying weather conditions in Paris, and expects Halep to do just fine.
“Paris always the weather was tricky and we had this variation. For sure the weather plays a role but as a player you have to adapt to the conditions and try to use it in your advantage to win the match," he said.
"That’s how it works. You cannot fight the weather so you have to adapt to it."
That capacity to adapt holds Halep in good stead for the fortnight ahead with a second Roland-Garros crown on the line.