GALLERY: Tennis legends playing at Indian Wells through the years

Indian Wells is a treasured and much-anticipated fixture on the modern tennis calendar.

In fact, the best-attended tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slam tournaments, with over 450,000 visitors reported during the 2015 event.

It also has the second-largest permanent tennis stadium in the world, with only the Arthur Ashe stadium in New York besting it.

As the 2018 tournament heats up nicely out in California, we take a look at some images of the biggest and best names in Tennis playing at Indian Wells.

Andre Agassi – 1995

Boris Becker – 1996

Michael Chang – 1992

Stefan Edberg – 1996

Steffi Graf – 1998

Tim Henman – 2006

Martina Hingis 1998

Goran Ivanisevic – 1999

Pete Sampras – 1995

Monica Seles – 1992

Serena Williams – 1999, as a 17-year-old.