Indian Wells is the first big tournament to be affected by coronavirus. (Getty Images)

Indian Wells was cancelled on Sunday, and it almost feels like old news. The fifth-largest tournament on the tennis schedule was called off due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus after one confirmed case in the Coachella Valley. 

Most of the field was already in California when the news broke, with many voicing confusion and sadness on social media.

Indian Wells is one of the biggest sporting events to be called off so far, and it's the first significant tennis tournament to be cancelled since World War II. The reasons behind the cancellation are more than valid: safety and health concerns, which are of the utmost importance for any event.

It's hard to truly question such a serious decision, but was the Indian Wells cancellation truly warranted?